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Summer is for Hiking: 4-Mile Trail from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, September 22, 2012.

The day before my Dad’s birthday and the day of the Autumnal Equinox did the 4-Mile trail from Glacier Point. This is so one could walk down rather than up! The trail meanders downwards with switchbacks so that one is always facing the valley. My only regret is that it was so late in the season and Yosemite Falls had dried up – would like to try again when the falls are in full force. But that regret is only a minor one – the trail is filled with gorgeous vistas.

Arranged car shuttles for trip back up to Glacier Point after reaching the valley floor. Arrived back at Glacier Point just in time to capture the sunset’s light on Half Dome and a little bit later the moon over the pines.

4 Mile Trail, Yosemite National park, Sept 22, 2012. Photo by Kathryn Arnold

4 Mile Trail, Yosemite National park, Sept 22, 2012. Photo by Kathryn Arnold

Trail sign for 4-Mile Trail

Trail sign for 4-Mile Trail

Information and old-time photo of the trail (from the valley)

Information and old-time photo of the trail (from the valley)

View of Valley floor from 4-Mile trail, Sept. 22, 2012 Photo by kathryn Arnold.

View of Valley floor from 4-Mile trail, Sept. 22, 2012 Photo by kathryn Arnold.

View from 4-Mile Trail of the Valley, Sept 22, 2012. Photo by kathryn Arnold

View from 4-Mile Trail of the Valley, Sept 22, 2012. Photo by kathryn Arnold

Yosemite Falls would be here, Sept. 22, 2012. Photo by Kathryn Arnold

Yosemite Falls would be here, Sept. 22, 2012. Photo by Kathryn Arnold

Halfdome at sunset, Glacier Point. Sept 22, 2012. photo by kathryn arnold

Halfdome at sunset, Glacier Point. Sept 22, 2012. photo by kathryn arnold

Moon at Glacier Point, Sept 22, 2012. Photo by kathryn Arnold

Moon at Glacier Point, Sept 22, 2012. Photo by kathryn Arnold


Summer is for Hiking: Weaver Lake, near border of King’s Canyon National Park, Ca. July 5, 2012

This is a great day hike, the trail well-marked and the lake has multiple spaces for overnight camping. It was amazing the temperature change at the height of Weaver Lake – the air was crispy cool on a day that it was over 100 in the valley. One could also do an overnight loop and include Jennie Lakes as well (my next time project) . Weaver Lake is a secluded quiet alpine lake at the base of Shell Mountain. (a website which gives the overnight loop info and directions to arrive at the trailhead: http://www.everytrail.com/guide/jennie-and-weaver-lakes-loop/)

Trailmarker to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California

Trail marker to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California, Kathryn Arnold, July 5th, 2012

The trail is a bit difficult to see from the parking area but it is lined with rocks.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Everything is still very green and many wildflowers at the beginning of July.

Water on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Water on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Wildflowers on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

View on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Forest on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Forest on way to Weaver’s Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

 Greeting to Jennie Lakes Wilderness on way to Weaver's Lake, King's Canyon National Park, California. Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Greeting to Jennie Lakes Wilderness Kathryn Arnold. July 5, 2012.

Weaver Lake Sign on way to Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake Sign on way to Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Simply lovely.

Trailmarker, Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Trailmarker, Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Butterflies on return from Weaver Lake, King's Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Butterflies on return from Weaver Lake, King’s Canyon National Park, Kathryn Arnold, July 5, 2012

Butterflies hovering and grouping near watery areas – must have been at least 100.