Dogwoods

April 21, 2016
Valley Loop Trail to Half Dome Village
Total distance: 2.8 miles

One of our favorite things to do each spring is to see the dogwood trees in bloom in Yosemite Valley.

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Two years ago we went in May and the trees were still blooming.  Last year we were a little late to see much.  This year Chris and I visited in April and were not disappointed.

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We parked at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

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From the chapel lawn the iconic Yosemite Falls could be seen and heard roaring down the mountain.

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Behind the chapel lies the Valley Loop Trail.  We walked from there to Curry Half Dome Village.

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In the village stood a myriad of blooming dogwood trees.

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After lunch on the pizza deck, we returned to the trail stopping to look at the swift moving Merced River.

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It was another remarkable spring day in Yosemite National Park.

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Leaving Half Dome Village.