Here is Vernal Falls in Yosemite showing by the water stain how wide the falls usually are. Keep that in mind particularly on the right side straight above the brush growing out from the rock.
Here is a view from top and notice how smooth the rock is right up to the fence. This shows the normal flow width. The boulders to the right are pretty much under water most of the time.
To the left of the fence there use to be a hole in between those granite blocks.
A hole you could crawl down into.
The Park Service has since plugged the hole with that one narrow rock wedged against the wall. I think that is where the hole was. Well when we were kids in the 60's we'd crawl down into that hole and scooch along a sloping wet narrow ledge towards the falls where we could see the falls spill over above our heads.
Great fun but scary as Hell.
Just above the falls is Emerald Pool. We'd swim in the pool over to the other side. Now it is signed to stay out under penalty of citation and fine.
Above Emerald Pool is the Silver Apron where we would slide down into Emerald Pool all but ripping out the seat of our cut-off jeans. Believe me, you could really pick up some speed sliding down this thing. Can't do that anymore under severe penalties of incarceration and deportation. Well, not quite but the Park Service means business in keeping you
from having any fun out of the water.
I am happy to have been able to do these crazy things.
Today I wouldn't want to, rules or no rules - water is just plain too cold.
Now, I just enjoy the scenery and my memories.
Here is a view looking back down onto the Mist Trail
If you missed the video of climbing up the Mist Trail you can see it here in this post.
This is linked to Weekly Top Shot