– This is the Illilouette Creek, just above the falls (which are beyond the small lake seen here). It can be reached via the Panorama Trail, one of the most iconic hikes in Yosemite. In fact, several hike guides list the Panorama Trail as a defining moment in hiking: a trail that will set all other hikes as before and after it. The views along the Panorama Trail are magnificent. It is a fairly easy hike if you start at Glacier Point because it is basically going down a trail with spectacular scenes of eastern Yosemite Valley landmarks, including repeated views of Vernal and Nevada Falls, the North Dome and even the back of the Half Dome. The falls themselves can be seen as we approach this point. This is special spot to stop and take a break before returning up to Glacier Point. If you choose not to go back up the same trail, you can continue all the way down to Yosemite Valley, an 8.5 mile (13.5 km) trip.
Camera: SONY NEX-5R
Taken: 25 June, 2013
Focal length: 28.3mm
Location: 37° 42′ 48.526932612125″ N 119° 33′ 35.071142284569″ W
Shutter speed: 1/80s