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Summer is for Hiking: Glen Aulin Trail, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Natl. Park, Ca. September 1, 2012

September 1, 2012 over Labor Day Weekend an impulsive but beautiful hiking choice. I should have had my hiking shoes this time as the trail has vertical cobblestones as one nears the falls. For some reason the hiking book in use had a distance of around 2 miles (a glaring typo) but by the time 2 miles was reached, definitely did not want to turn back. The hike to and from Toulomne Falls is more like 5 miles one way or more, depending on where you begin so 10-12 miles total. This hike has nearly everything you would wish for from cascades to the Tuolumne Falls and connectors to high mountain lakes (such as McGee Lake and more) and the High Sierra Camps. The trail is part of the Pacific Crest Trail and the mountains one walks alongside are 8000 plus feet high. Went to McGee Lake and High Sierra Camp Glen Aulin all in one day – a long hike! The trail is not clearly marked for the return along the huge slabs of rocks – noted many off the trail including myself. The trail runs along the boundary of the rock slabs and the forest (up) on the return.

Tuolumne River alongside Glen Aulin Trail,photo by Kathryn Arnold

Tuolumne River alongside Glen Aulin Trail photo by Kathryn Arnold

sign marking Yosemite Wilderness, photo by Kathryn Arnold

sign marking Yosemite Wilderness photo by Kathryn Arnold

This is just one of the  vistas.photo by Kathryn Arnold

This is just one of the vistas. photo by Kathryn Arnold

Sheets of Solid Rock. The day of the hike someone was running the entire trail and up and down the mountainsides of rocks  - seemed like a Greek god. photo by Kathryn Arnold

Sheets of Solid Rock. The day of the hike someone was running the entire trail and up and down the mountainsides of rocks – seemed like a Greek god. photo by Kathryn Arnold

Tuolumne River along the trail a ways further, photo by Kathryn Arnold

Tuolumne River along the trail a ways further, photo by Kathryn Arnold

Saw two sets of falls, this is Tuolumne Falls, photo by Kathryn Arnold

Saw two sets of falls, this is Tuolumne Falls, photo by Kathryn Arnold

Sign to the mountain Lakes. Went to McGee Lake. Photo by Kathryn Arnold

Sign to the mountain Lakes. Went to McGee Lake. Photo by Kathryn Arnold

McGee Lake, Glen Aulin Trail, photo by Kathryn Arnold

McGee Lake, Glen Aulin Trail, photo by Kathryn Arnold

Sign to return, photo by kathryn Arnold

Sign to return, photo by kathryn Arnold

Better view of map, photo by kathryn arnold

Better view of map, photo by kathryn arnold

On return around 8 PM, walked between a herd of deer, glen aulin trail, photo by kathryn arnold

On return around 8 PM, walked between a herd of deer, glen aulin trail, photo by kathryn arnold

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Summer is for Hiking: Nelder Grove sequoias, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012

With summer over, I am finding the time to update on the various hikes from the season. A lot of time was spent in the mountains of Yosemite and Kings Canyon. This hike pictured here was into Nelder Grove, an area with original sequoias near Yosemite and near Ansel Adams Wilderness. We took the hike towards the Granddad tree and in June, there were many wildflowers. It is not a difficult hike – at the end one can go further on an adjoining trail but there are no designated markers.

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

sequoia 1, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Sign, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Map, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Map Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

original log cabin, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Original Log Cabin, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia sign, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Spring into Water Trough, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Spring into Water Trough, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Vegetation, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Vegetation, Nelder Grove sequoia, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012,  Kathryn Arnold

Flowers at Nelder Grove, Sequoia National Forest, June 23 2012, Kathryn Arnold


High Sierra Meadow near Ansel Adams Wilderness, July 17, 2010

sierra meadow #6

sierra meadow near ansel adams wilderness, kathryn arnold


Beashore Road Hwy 7, Ca, Meadow near Globe Rock in Sierra National Forest, July 17, 2010

Meadow Southwest of Globe Rock

Meadow Southwest of Globe Rock, July 17 2010, kathryn arnold

Pristine Meadow near Globe Rock, California

Pristine Meadow near Globe Rock, California, kathryn arnold


Globe Rock, Beashore Road 7, California, Sierra National Forest, July 17, 2010

Globe Rock along Beashore Rd 7, Ca.

Globe Rock along Beashore Rd 7, Ca., kathryn arnold

Globe Rock along Beashore Rd 7, Ca.

Globe Rock along Beashore Rd 7, Ca., kathryn arnold

Globe Rock along Beashore Rd 7, Ca.

Globe Rock along Beashore Rd 7, Ca., kathryn arnold


Carmel Beach in June #3

Carmel, California, Kathryn Arnold

Carmel, California, Ryn Arnold


Carmel Beach in June 2

Carmel, California, Kathryn Arnold

Carmel, California, Ryn Arnold