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.
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.
We parked at Yosemite Valley Chapel.
From the chapel lawn the iconic Yosemite Falls could be seen and heard roaring down the mountain.
Behind the chapel lies the Valley Loop Trail. We walked from there to
Curry Half Dome Village.
In the village stood a myriad of blooming dogwood trees.
After lunch on the pizza deck, we returned to the trail stopping to look at the swift moving Merced River.
It was another remarkable spring day in Yosemite National Park.