Lower Yosemite Falls pools on a beautiful summer day

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Comments (7)

Randy T (Randylikest… on September 5, 2010


Very nice place and photo!


InstinctImages on September 5, 2010

Thanks Randy! It really is a cool place in late summer. In spring you'd be washed away due to the amount of water coming off of the waterfall. In late summer it makes a nice swimming hole as long as you don't mind CHILLY water but it felt great on a 90 degree day!



Rüganer Egon on November 10, 2010

Hi, This would not you go away I LIKE Greetings from the island of Rügen (D)

Rüganer Egon

Nice Shot and place

elias38 on June 5, 2014

Is it at the top of the waterfall, how do I get there?

InstinctImages on June 6, 2014

elias38 this is at the bottom of Lower Yosemite Falls. To get there you have to scramble over the large rocks starting at the viewpoint at the end of the trail. You can only do it in summer when the waterfall is almost dry otherwise you would be washed away by the water. If you go be careful the rocks can be slippery!

Click here to see another shot of the pool and Lower Yosemite Falls.


elias38 on September 4, 2014

InstinctImages: thanks for a response. Unfortunately I went there before I read your post. I ended up crawling up for 5 minutes off the wooded bridge where everyone stops to take a picture. Is it somewhere there, do I need to go somewhere further pass the bridge?

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 1, 2010
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    by InstinctImages
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2010/08/18 12:17:49
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 10.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash