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Yosemite Vernal & Nevada Falls - Up the Mist Trail & Down the John Muir Trail

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May 20 5:00AM - 8:00AM

We're doing Yosemite in a Day!

But some folks like to stay overnight at the YOSEMITE BUG RUSTIC RESORT, Yosemite Village, or other nearby location. Those beds fill up fast, so make your reservation now if that's what you want to do.
http://www.yosemitebug.com/

Cost:
$30 per car for the entrance fee into the park
$25 to pay your carpool driver (4+ hours each way)
$30 breakfast and dinner money
BRING CASH

7-miles total, the first 3 miles are strenuous.
Bring a rain poncho for the mist.


5:00 AM meet at REI for carpool arrangementsPark on the south side of the store away from the entrance.
5:10 AM leave REI (sorry, we can't wait for latecomers)
~7:10-7:30 AM McDonald's Restaurant in Merced -1060 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95341
~10:15 AM Meet at the Happy Isles Trailhead and bathroom - shuttle stop #16.
The hike is approximately 5 hours of hiking plus 1.5 hours for lunch at the top of Nevada Falls.
~5:30 PM leave park
~6:30 PM stop for dinner in Mariposa (no particular place at this time)
~11:00 PM arrive Sacramento REI

Hike route:
Start at Happy Isles (shuttle stop 16) Begin the Mist Trail and reconvene at the bridge at the foot of Vernal Falls.
Continue up the Mist Trail to the top of Vernal Falls
Continue the Mist Trail to the top of Nevada Falls.
When you get to the top, the bathroom is to the left and the lunch spot is a quarter mile to the right near the bridge. There, we'll enjoy the view for awhile, eat, and catch our breath. For the return trip we'll follow the John Muir Trail down to loop back to the bottom of Vernal Falls and Happy Isles.

Bring all your gear, electrolytes, and plenty of food and water.
No dogs allowed on the trails.
My cell[masked] No service in the park

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