My intention this weekend was to hike Clouds Rest at Yosemite but with the snow on the roads I could not make it to the trailhead and snow systems were constantly coming in. I ended up just taking a bunch of pic instead and did a quick hike to rainbow falls at the Devil’s Postpile National Park in Mammoth on the second day.
Tuolumne Meadows and River
Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery. The formation is a rare sight in the geologic world and ranks as one of the world’s finest examples of columnar basalt. Its columns tower 60 feet high and display an unusual symmetry
Because another storm was moving in so I decided only to goto Rainbow Falls and Lower Falls and skip the Devil’s Postpile itself.
One thing I wanted to do is take pictures of the Milky Way in Yosemite. With the higher elevation, I thought it would make for some amazing pics. Of course the snow systems would prevent that. As I drove home, I noticed the skies were clear and decided to pull of the 395 freeway and set up my tripod and attempt some pics. The middle of the milky way was above my head already but I did my best trying to get some pics