I parted with my friends at the top of Nevada Fall after looking to match and rephotograph a 1900 photo of John Muir sitting at the brink of Nevada Fall. I ascended the 1,100 feet up the non-technical yet challenging east "stoss" side of this Rôche moutonnée of Liberty Cap. Lots of pulling myself up rocks using branches of manzanita that otherwise blocked my way. The view from the top was indeed quite impressive and imposing but since I topped out at 5 pm, I knew I would be arriving in the valley in the dark. I met my wife at 9 pm at Curry Village. Enjoy these pics of this adventure.
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|Nevada Fall from the brink|
|Liberty Cap and Nevada Fall|
|John Muir's spot|
|Looking down 1,000 feet from Liberty Cap with erratic boulders dropped by the last glacier perched precariously|
|Summit of Liberty Cap|
|Back of Half Dome|
|Nevada Falls from the old Zig-Zag Trail|
|Nevada Fall mist in evening light|