We woke up at 5:30AM to start our hike since it would be around 16 miles roundtrip and we didn’t want to still be on the trail when the rain came.
This was definitely a difficult hike. The initial climb was pretty steep before we reached Nevada Fall, which acted as a good resting point. The majority of the hike from that point was walking along a wooded path. As you get higher, you will traverse the side of the mountain so shoes with good traction are necessary. The cables were down when we went so we only reached the base of the sub dome.
On the way back, we took a different route and went through the Mist Trail and Vernal Fall. The trail was quite wet and slippery due to its closeness to the fall. This was suppose to be shorter than our original path but it turned out to be more difficult so timewise, it was a wash.
Trailhead taken: via John Muir Trail
Difficulty: Hard (14 hrs)