We made a long-shot attempt to visit Yosemite Valley during peak hydrological run-off to perhaps catch a glimpse of Yosemite Falls in their glory... on a Saturday. There was not a parking spot to be had in the valley by 10am, so we did a drive-through and headed to our back-up plan: Foresta Falls. We had the trail to ourselves!
To see these gorgeous falls , one just needs to drive to the end of Foresta Road's pavement, park on the pull-out out area walk down the old dirt road for about 15 minutes alongside Crane Creek. The road at one time was passable by car all the way to El Portal but the bridge spanning the creek washed out many years ago and the bridge pieces that survived remain in a sketchy state. The 40' falls were gorgeous, and the hike down on this cool spring day through the burn scars of several recent fires was interesting.
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Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.