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please recommand a couple water fall for middle August visit

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please recommand a couple water fall for middle August visit

Yosemite faill is already dry. Need recommandation for a couple of easy hikes to water falls which are still running for our trip August 17~21(senior citizen in the group).

Thanks in advance,

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1. Re: please recommand a couple water fall for middle August visit

Bridalveil may still have enough water to see something at the bottom, or it may all just be mist. Vernal & Nevada will be running, but hiking to those is too much for most senior citizens. Luckily you can get great views of them from Glacier Point!

IMO, Yosemite in August isn't about the waterfalls. It's more about the accessible high country, swimmable / wade-able water, open roads, and terrific temperatures.

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2. Re: please recommand a couple water fall for middle August visit

How mobile is your senior citizen? My parents-in-law were in Yosemite earlier this month, my father-in-law was recovering from a knee injury and walking with a cane but he managed the walk to the Vernal Falls footbridge. We were pretty amazed as it is quite steep in places; we put it down to the hot weather (far better than a grey Melbourne winter) :)

The walk to the Vernal Falls footbridge is quite steep (which can be more of a challenge coming down than going up) but it is all paved, so if your senior citizen is still fairly agile then it could be worth doing. The Vernal and Nevada falls are year-round falls, although the flow is reduced over summer.

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3. Re: please recommand a couple water fall for middle August visit

Aussie Girl - we'll be there later in August - how long did it take you to walk to Vernal Falls and back?

4. Re: please recommand a couple water fall for middle August visit

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