You can scale Mt Walkins from the valley, but it is a vertical climb. Here is a photo from Chris McNamara who commented "Tommy starting up the dyno pitch on the South Face of Mt. Watkins, Yosemite Valley. Clouds Rest in the background. Very very snowy for May."  Only Gifted climbers should try this. The rest should use the trailhead from Hwy120.

You can scale Mt Walkins from the valley, but it is a vertical climb. Here is a photo from Chris McNamara who commented "Tommy starting up the dyno pitch on the South Face of Mt. Watkins, Yosemite Valley. Clouds Rest in the background. Very very snowy for May." Only Gifted climbers should try this. The rest should use the trailhead from Hwy120.

Top of the Chilnualna Falls - great view of Wawona below

Top of the Chilnualna Falls - great view of Wawona below

Climbing the face of Half Dome in Yosemite.  Here is the route outlined for you.

Climbing the face of Half Dome in Yosemite. Here is the route outlined for you.

the middle or "gorge" of Yosemite Falls taken from the Four Mile Trail

the middle or "gorge" of Yosemite Falls taken from the Four Mile Trail

Another Phil Hawkins masterpiece of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Falls in summer

Another Phil Hawkins masterpiece of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Falls in summer

Overlooking Yosemite Valley on the trail to Inspiration Point from Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.

Overlooking Yosemite Valley on the trail to Inspiration Point from Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.

Sentinel Dome, as you approach it from the trail.    Sentinel Dome is fairly easy but highly rewarding trail in Yosemite.  Just  a little over 1 mile from the parking lot on Glacier Point Road, you will get a 360 panorama of the Valley and surrounding peaks. A must do for any visitor to Yosemite

Sentinel Dome, as you approach it from the trail. Sentinel Dome is fairly easy but highly rewarding trail in Yosemite. Just a little over 1 mile from the parking lot on Glacier Point Road, you will get a 360 panorama of the Valley and surrounding peaks. A must do for any visitor to Yosemite

Swimming pool next to Pothole Dome in Yosemite - this is the country we backpack in! http://SierraSpirit.biz

Swimming pool next to Pothole Dome in Yosemite - this is the country we backpack in! http://SierraSpirit.biz

Mirror Lake (in Yosemite Valley) is famous for its reflections of Half Dome and Mount Watkins when the water level is high enough (in spring); it's more a pond than a lake.  For more family fun www.thefamilysavvy.com

Mirror Lake (in Yosemite Valley) is famous for its reflections of Half Dome and Mount Watkins when the water level is high enough (in spring); it's more a pond than a lake. For more family fun www.thefamilysavvy.com

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