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  1. Diane
    Diane April 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Cathedral peak and lakes are my absolute favorite spots as well. What I have discovered most of all though when climbing is to stop and turn around. Most often the sites are spectacular and if I didn’t take the time to stop and turn around for a look, and to catch my breath, I would have missed that “wow” moment.

    Happy hiking! Diane

  2. Kathy
    Kathy April 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I will add one additional note regarding the top of Nevada Fall. I’ve been up there over 30 times on various backpacking trips throughout Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. The top of that fall seems to attract the worst of humanity.

    The top of Nevada Fall can be either a beautiful, peaceful break, or a break filled with anger and frustration over just how rude people can be. Getting a super early start on your first day, will place you at the top of Nevada Fall well ahead of the day hikers, and spare you from witnessing the following:
    – people who think their 2 year old child doesn’t need supervision near the edge of a waterfall
    – people who throw garbage, rocks, sticks and other stuff over the edge
    – a group of kids who thought that “tagging” the area with spray paint would be fun.
    – a mother who thought it was acceptable to change her childs diaper, and then leave the dirty diaper sitting on the rock.
    – a group of 20 high school students, all yelling on their cell phones at the same time.
    – someone who bought a bluetooth speaker with them, so everyone could enjoy their gangster music.

    Seriously….do yourself a favor, get an early start, and you’ll have the whole place to yourself!

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