Sierra Nevada - Yosemite National Park - Waterwheel Falls

I have visited Waterwheel Falls in Yosemite National Park three times. The first time was August 19, 1962 as part of a Deck Trek from Tuolumne Meadows to Twin Lakes. The second time was May 30, 1968 on a Memorial Weekend trip with Steve and David Henderson. The third was July 7, 1973 on a Deck Trek from White Wolf to Tuolumne Meadows via Ten Lakes.

On the 1968 trip, covered here, we hiked from Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin to camp. Slight overcast. David's first real hike - he did great. Camped at Glen Aulin on river.

Next day hiked to Waterwheel Falls, back to camp, and packed out to cars. Waterwheel Falls beautiful. Weather beautiful.

Waterwheel Falls area map
Waterwheel Falls area map

The following pictures are from the 1968 trip.

Cathedral Peaks, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Cathedral Peaks, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Tuolumne Meadow, Cathedral Range - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Tuolumne Meadow, Cathedral Range - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
David Henderson checking out Soda Spring at Tuolumne Meadow - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
David Henderson checking out Soda Spring at Tuolumne Meadow
Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Cathedral Peaks, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Cathedral Peaks, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
David Henderson checking out the Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
David Henderson checking out the Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Steve and David Henderson, bridge above Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Steve and David Henderson, bridge above Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River
Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Cascade above Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Cascade above Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Tuolumne Falls, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

White Cascade, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
White Cascade, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

White Cascade, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
White Cascade, Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Foam in Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Foam in Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Foam in Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Foam in Tuolumne River - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Cascade above Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Cascade above Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
David Henderson and Irving his chipmunk at Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
David Henderson and Irving his chipmunk at Waterwheel Falls
Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Steve Henderson and Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Steve Henderson and Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968

Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Steve Henderson in cascades below Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968
Steve Henderson in cascades below Waterwheel Falls - Yosemite National Park - May 1968