Hike to Fern Ledge

There are couple of places that Tom and I have been meaning to visit for years. One of these, Ribbon Falls amphitheater, we managed to visit last week, and this week, we hiked up to Fern Ledge. Fern Ledge is located 400 or 500 up the upper Yosemite Falls, and traverses in from the right side under the water, allowing an intrepid explorer to get as close to that rushing water as they wish. (We kept a respectful distance.)


With only the vaguest idea of where we wanted to go, Tom and I set off with our friend Doug this morning to explore. After wandering up steep dirty slopes for a while, we finally stumbled upon the trail and started making good time. The ledges were filled with wildflowers (and we had to stop and photograph and try to identify them all), the views were amazing, and we found some other places that we are going to have to return for later.

I've been seeing an accupuncturist lately, and my left foot felt better on this hike than it ever has before. I'm still improving! Tom remarked that our next destination is going to have to be Ililloutte Creek – and I think Indian Canyon too. There are so many places to explore!

Tom has put up a bunch of details and photos about hiking to Fern Ledge over on Yosemite Explorer