Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls

Update: Explored #197 (my first Flickr Explore! 7/25/2011)! I’m super excited to announce that I got my first photo Explored on Flickr!

One of my jobs at work is to run the Summer Intern Committee that puts on a program for the 70 or so interns this summer. Amongst the many events that we planned, we decided to take 25 interns to Yosemite for the weekend We did not have work on Friday and we piled into cars and drove the 3.5 hours over to Yosemite. Once everyone arrived we grabbed lunch in Curry Village and then hiked up Vernal Falls.

Due to the massive amount of water and the number of deaths on this trail (including 3 this week) several of us didnt want to take the Mist Trail back down. Instead we took a trail that lead up for about 0.75 miles, met up with the John Muir trail and then headed back down to the base of the Valley. On the connector trail was this gorgeous view-point that I never knew existed

I love how this point has a high vantage — you can see the entire falls and get a sense of the scale of how much water and how big this waterfall is

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
20mm, f/11, 1/320 sec, ISO 250, Handheld

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.