Yosemite Revisited with a side trip to Devil’s Postpile!

During different times of the year, Yosemite National presents a different side of itself to its visitors. Although we’ve visited Yosemite National Park during Winter, the autumn views were fantastic as well! This time, we also did a side trip to Devil’s Postpile. Interested to find out what that is? More in this post!

Yosemite Revisited

2bearbear @ Yosemite Again!
2bearbear @ Yosemite Again!
Yosemite National Park Tunnel View
Tunnel View
Yosemite National Park Tunnel View Deep Thoughts
Deep Thoughts
Yosemite National Park Tunnel View Looking Ahead
Looking Ahead

The most iconic of views at Yosemite has got to be the Tunnel View. This time, we got to really sit down and take in the sights. The 2bearbear also got to be featured at different angles as well 😉 While driving the loop at Yosemite, you’ll also come across different views of the famous half dome…

Yosemite National Park View of Half Dome
Half Dome
Yosemite National Park Half Dome Description
Description
Yosemite National Park Half dome Close Up
Close Up
Kate and Half Dome Yosemite National Park
Kate and Half Dome Yosemite National Park
Panorama enroute in Yosemite National Park
Panorama enroute in Yosemite National Park

While exiting Yosemite National Park (enroute to Mammoth Lake), we chanced upon the beautiful autumn foliage and a view of Tenaya Lake…

Autumn Foliage Yosemite National Park
Autumn Foliage Yosemite National Park
Close up of Autumn Foliage at Yosemite National Park
Close up of Autumn Foliage at Yosemite National Park
2bearbear @ Tenaya Lake Yosemite National Park
2bearbear @ Tenaya Lake Yosemite National Park

After spending a relaxing night (soaking in the hot tub under the stars) at Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa, we headed to the Devil’s Postpile National Monument to see rainbow falls as well as the Devil’s Postpile!

Devil’s Postpile National Monument and Rainbow Falls

Tom @ Devil's Postpile
Tom @ Devil’s Postpile
Devil's Postpile Sunny Day
Devil’s Postpile Sunny Day
Trail to Devil's Postpile
Trail
Description of Devil's Postpile
Description
Formation of Devil's Postpile
Formation

Devil’s postpile was formed by a lava flow that was slowly allowed to cool overtime. Thereafter, striations were caused by glaciers that excavated the structure as evident by glacier polish at the top of Devil’s postpile that we see today.

2bearbear @ Rainbow Falls
2bearbear @ Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Trail
2bearbear @ Rainbow Falls
2bearbear
Trailhead of Rainbow Falls
Trailhead

The hike to Rainbow Falls took approximately 20 minutes and along the way, we were able to see vast number of burnt trees, likely to have been left behind by the last forest fire.

Enroute to Rainbow Falls
Enroute to Rainbow Falls

To see the rainbow at the falls, you’ll have to arrive after noon so that light from the mid day sun can cast upon the flowing waters at Rainbow Falls. However, due to time constraints, we were only able to see the falls itself and not the rainbow. If you were able to see the rainbows at Rainbow Falls, tell us more in the comments section below!

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We’re so thankful to be able to see God’s marvelous handiwork in nature once again at Yosemite National Park and Devil’s Postpile Monument! Safe travels everyone!

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