Photo by Carl Bidleman
– Doug McConnell
Spring is bursting all around northern and central California. It hasn’t been the wettest of winters, but we’ve had more rain near the coast and more snow in Sierra Nevada this year than last, and that’s good. We still have time for more, and I hope we get it.
As the days grow gradually longer and warmer, the snow will begin to melt in the Sierra high country, and gravity will start pulling the water down through the canyons and off the sheer granite cliffs of Yosemite National Park. The fabled waterfalls of Yosemite will surge to life, and the most famous of them all is now more accessible to all of us than ever before.
Check out our tour of the new Yosemite Falls Trail. You’ll be inspired to go and, I hope, support the work of the Yosemite Fund. By the way, once you’ve looked at the story about the trail, take a moment to see some of our other pieces about Yosemite and the people who know it best, for example: Yosemite’s Half Dome Trek, Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite’s Ansel Adams. Then hit the road and soak up a little flying aquatic majesty.