Hetch Hetchy and Waterfalls

Should I start with the fact that the only time we were in Yosemite we didn’t complete any hike? And that it was actually the worst weekend trip ever? Or should I say that I tried to plan the return trip to it but was so afraid of the tourists’ crowds and every time booked something not even close to the park?
04.15. Hetch Hetchy
I wanted to change my memories about this place for a long two years. And I know that the best season to do it should be Spring. With roads yet closed, snow on the top of the mountains, and fresh temperature thing should be different. I booked the room overlooking river in the Yosemite Riverside Inn for April. After it, I forgot about the trip almost completely. In three days before leave, I decided it’s time to select hike. And I was certain that we will do waterfall hike in Wawona when realized that it’s almost impossible to reach Yosemite valley from Road 120. Okay, I though. Let it be, Hetch Hetchy then. Easier but still very interesting 🙂
So here we are. In the middle of April, we stopped in the parking lot near O’Shaughnessy Dam.
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

The 5 miles round trip hike to Wapama falls is easy with few smaller waterfalls on the way and with breath-stopping views on Hetch Hetchy reservoir.
04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

04.15. Hetch Hetchy
Wapama Falls are not that high as Valley waterfalls. The wet season made it wide and full.

04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

04.15. Hetch Hetchy

04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy
04.15. Hetch Hetchy

As a mentioned this time we stayed at Yosemite Riverside Inn. Not a fancy but quite and with the great river view. They have small but nice garden full of Spring flowers and cozy red doors to the rooms.

04.15. Yosemite River Inn
04.15. Yosemite River Inn

And the river, of course 🙂

04.15. Yosemite River Inn
04.15. Yosemite River Inn

04.15. Yosemite River Inn
There is the place near the hotel worthy to stop by. Rainbow Pools is a Summer swimming hole with a small waterfall

04.16. Rainbow Pools
04.16. Rainbow Pools
04.16. Rainbow Pools
04.16. Rainbow Pools

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