You can find this vista at the western edge of Tuolumne Meadows, where the Tuolumne River winds
its reluctant way out of the meadow to begin its eventually raucous journey to
. To get here,
park at the west end of the meadow and take the trail that skirts the edge of
Once you have the river on your right, turn around.
If you're taking this journey in the spring, prepare for it as if you were about to give blood - eat
a full meal beforehand
and bring a friend in case you can't drive afterwards. Alternately, you could bring a new can of mosquito repellent or perhaps full-body armor.