It's spring time!!
After a long snowy winter, we are finally seeing the sun break through the clouds here in Yosemite valley. The days are warmer and the animals are coming back to the valley. I for one can't wait until the ducklings and fawns start making an appearance in the meadows and rivers!
My favorite things about California is the spring wildflowers. Once a year the winter dead hills come alive with vivid purples, glowing oranges, bright pinks and greens.
One of the best trails to see a bit of nature's annual masterpiece is the Hite Cove trail. Located on highway 140 just outside of Yosemite National Park, it is considered a moderate hike, with immediate and rewarding views.
Here is a little bit of background information for ya.
The trail is considered a moderate hike. It is very sunny, open and the trail is clearly defined. Bring food, water and sunscreen. If you decide to do this hike, which you most definitely should, I would highly, SERIOUSLY recommend wearing longer sleeves and pants. While beautiful, this trail is surrounded by poison oak and that is certainly not what you want to remember about this trail. The wildflowers start to fade in May so do it... do it NOW!