Tag: yosemite

  • Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall

    Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall

    The hike up to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is pretty hard to beat. You have two unbelievable waterfalls, loads of habitat types, incredible views, the unique experience of the cables up the granite dome of Half Dome, and the opportunity to stand on a national park icon with sweeping views. ** Note that […]

  • Carlon Falls

    Carlon Falls

    Tucked away in the remote western edge of Yosemite lies a pretty series of cascades along the South Fork Tuolumne River known as Carlos Falls. The hike is mostly level and is great in the spring with a wonderful variety of flowers and higher water. I mistakenly parked at the picnic area on the south […]

  • Tuolumne Grove

    Tuolumne Grove

    Walk down an old road through a forest of large trees to come to the even larger Sequoias of Tuolumne Grove. While not a vast collection, a few lying on the ground and an old tunnel tree (where cars used to drive through) makes for a fun experience. The parking lot for Tuolumne Grove is, […]

  • Four Mile Trail, Glacier Point, and the Panorama Trail

    Four Mile Trail, Glacier Point, and the Panorama Trail

    A breathtaking tour of Yosemite Valley begins at the Four Mile Trail and travels up to the iconic Glacier Point with sweeping views. From there the aptly named Panorama Trail takes you down to the John Muir Trail and the Mist Trail with more stunning vistas and three of Yosemite’s stunning waterfalls. Utilizing Yosemite’s shuttle, […]

  • Sentinel Dome with Taft Point and The Fissures

    Sentinel Dome with Taft Point and The Fissures

    Hikes to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point and The Fissures can be done individually or put together into a 5.2mi/8.4km loop. These two short hikes off of the Glacier Point Road offer exceptional landscape features and great views looking down into Yosemite Valley and north towards the majestic mountains in the Tuolumne Meadows area. The […]

  • New Year. New Office. More Blogs (soon).

    New Year. New Office. More Blogs (soon).

    Welcome to 2021! Amongst all of the craziness of the infamous 2020, we embarked on building a new house. You haven’t heard anything from Hike 734 at all because of that. Now that we are getting close to completing the house, I’ll be moving into my new office and will start editing the pile of […]

  • Mirror Lake Loop and Snow Creek Trail

    Mirror Lake Loop and Snow Creek Trail

    In Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake draws many visitors due to its very accessible trail and the chance to see Half Dome perfectly reflected in the water. The loop around this beautiful valley up and down Tenaya Creek is a popular one with Yosemite’s visitors. Very few hardy souls brave the steep switchbacks along Snow […]

  • Hike 734 Give Back 2019

    Hike 734 Give Back 2019

    **Final update!!** Click here to jump to learn more about the various partners and you can always donate You guys are great! Thanks for your amazing generosity for the 2019 Give Back to the Parks. We raised almost $7,000 for the parks! Totals are below (you can always donate throughout the year of course!): Glacier […]

  • Lower Yosemite Fall

    Lower Yosemite Fall

    Yosemite Falls cascades from the tall walls of Yosemite Valley in three different phases. While Upper Yosemite Fall is a tougher hike and the Middle Cascades are inaccessible, the dramatic and popular Lower Yosemite Fall is easily accessed through an easy, wooded path. Let’s just get this out of the way, Lower Yosemite Fall is […]

  • Bridalveil Fall

    Bridalveil Fall

    Waterfalls can vary wildly from month to month, and even season to season. Yosemite National Park is home to a host of incredible waterfalls and Bridalveil Fall is part of this collection of wonders. I went to Yosemite National Park in June of 2015 to a waterfall that was the lightest of veils, then again […]