Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Bridge – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 303

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Bridge

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Bridge

Getting to Hetch Hetchy is a bit of a trip if you are staying in Yosemite Valley, but I do highly recommend it. The area is unlike the other places we hiked and visited in and around the national park. Even before getting on to the main trail, we knew it was different because we had to walk through the mountain tunnel to come out on the other side where the major trails start.

The photograph above shows the tunnel at the end. It can be dark and we were glad to have our head lamps so we could avoid the puddles and potential wet feet. It was also fascinating to view the water release from the bridge and to see all the spillways funneling the water in various directions.

 
Do you have a question about our visit to Yosemite? Ask it in the comment section.

 

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See previous Year of Yosemite (YOY) posts HERE. If you want to read the introduction to the YOY series, CLICK HERE.

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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 189 (Hetch Hetchy Tunnel)

Hetch Hetchy Tunnel

Hetch Hetchy Tunnel

Parking is limited in the main hiking area of Hetch Hetchy, but once a parking space is secured, hikers must walk across the dam and through a tunnel to reach the Wapama Falls Trail and other hiking paths.

The tunnel is quite dark even though there are lights. After rains and snow melt, water seeps into the walls of the tunnel and onto the floor which can call for puddle hopping!

 
Do you have a question about our visit to Yosemite? Ask it in the comment section.

 

JBRish.com originally published this post
*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.

 
See previous Year of Yosemite (YOY) posts HERE. If you want to read the introduction to the YOY series, CLICK HERE.

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