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Upper Yosemite Falls Mist & Ice Cone

Every winter a giant cone of ice forms at the bottom of Upper Yosemite Falls, and a bit of it is visible here, along with the bottom of the upper fall. The shady top half of the upper falls trail is usually covered with snow in the winter, but it's not as challenging to get to this spot, roughly halfway up, where the trail rounds the corner and the falls loom into view for the first time.