Yosemite's Mist Trail is the most popular and busiest hiking trail in the National Park. Start at the Happy Isles Nature Center near Camp Curry. This trail is also very wet in the spring and take rain gear and protection for your camera. The distance to the first waterfall - Vernal Falls is 1.3 kilometers and to the top of the second waterfall - Nevada is 5.5 kilometers.
This image is from inbetween Vernal and Nevada Falls. With the right sun condition, rainbows are a bonus from the Mist Trail. To avoid the wet Mist Trail take the John Muir Trail just beyond where the foot bridge crosses the Merced River to the right. It is possible to continue up stream to Half Dome, a distance of 11.3 kilometers. Both trails are closed in winter.
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Giustiniani (3426) 2014-01-19 8:55
une superbe photo! Un magnifique arc en ciel dans un décor hors du commun, et quelle lumière! Félicitation.
dta (68890) 2014-01-19 9:09
Hello Ray ,
A superb rainbow captured in this stunning and impressive stair path .
Ninello52 (7572) 2014-01-19 9:18
Very beautiful! Moment exceptional, beautiful light! Great rainbow, also good to put in the two tourists on the trail!
tenretin (2448) 2014-01-19 9:57
Obviously you were in the right place at the right time.
Well seen and well composed.
parvatibb (1387) 2014-01-19 11:11
Great POV! Looks like an invisible shield formed under the rainbow. Reminds me the Stephen King’s novel called ‘Under the Dome’.
Noel_Byrne (25820) 2014-01-20 5:08
I find rainbows to be very elusive, and everytime I see one, it seems to evaporate before I get a chance to shoot it, so I always appreciate a good rainbow. Not only have you got a doozy of a rainbow here, but that landscape to present it in is really spectacular! Amazing light, view and colors. Hugely impressive capture, I really love this.
Thanks for sharing
claudeD (33998) 2014-01-20 6:27
wonderful picture from Yosemiute National Park showing this amazing colors of the rainbow. I like your contribution to TE very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-20 7:09
wow...that is what I call to be in the right place at the right time. The rainbow is fabulous and adds plenty of beauty and color to this scene. Well chosen POV allows good perspective and amazing view. The single trekker on the path creates sense of scale.
Thanks for sharing
ikeharel (59635) 2014-01-20 7:49
Amazing and beautiful, charming and yet impressive, Ray.
Cheers for the rainbow shot, a well taken moment.
Depth, in double meaning here, with view down the trough, and the two whoe's standing just under the spray and gave extra scale to your marvelous photo.
eldancer1 (29511) 2014-01-20 7:57
Okay, now you did it! I'm going back to Yosemite when there's water. Awesome capture of the rainbow with good lighting and sharp details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (125767) 2014-01-21 9:01
Ciao Ray, fascinating view with fantastic rainbow, great POV, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
kato (11630) 2014-01-21 21:33
You're capturing well this spectacle by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the nature with deep forest, huge rocks and a fast‐flowing of river in Yosemite's National Park. And, you catch beautifully this rainbow by a good timing and excellent positioning.
bona (13129) 2014-01-22 7:04
first thanks for the infos you gave me about the Yosemite. This is a fantastic phoot. This rainbow is wonderful. I think it is a nice walk climb this rock stair. I like the filter the water particle made resulting in different tones of light on the green forest.
delpeoples (53697) 2014-01-23 5:43
Wow this is such huge country, it's great to see you getting out amongst it and bringing back such awesome photos. Your 5D is earning its money. The vertical frame is great, the inclusion of the people give us not just a sense of scale, but also a sense of the no man's land this place must be. Beautiful colours and of course the piece de resistence, the rainbow. Great capture.
Warmest wishes and thank you kindly for your lovely thoughts on my mamma. She's getting stronger every day and really enjoyed me reading all my TE mates' kind wishes
marina7 (8055) 2014-01-24 8:56
I love pictures of rainbows, always a majestic sight. Yours seems to form a shining arch over the stone stairs which looks delightful. Great sense of scale thanks to those tiny human figures and a beautiful scenery.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2014-03-06 17:57
Ray, I chose this beautiful picture of yours just to tell you that our Guardian Angels are somewhere over the rainbow....
priceless, unforgettable and irreplaceable!!
life will never be the same again..
thanks much for your kind words!
fritzi007 (7047) 2014-03-08 15:55
wonderful rainbow and your comment sounds interesting!
miumiu (6113) 2014-10-06 7:02
l love the rainbow here. This is a breathtaking and stunning National Park photo again.... and the people are walking carefully on the slippery cliffs... Incredible!