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Finding Yosemite's Sierra Point

Sierra Point is a rocky point near Grizzly Peak and above Yosemite's Merced River, near the beginning of the John Muir trail from Happy Isles.
The trail was abandoned years ago, and has become somewhat difficult to find.
A unique aspect of this point is that you can see 4 major waterfalls...Vernal and Nevada Falls, Illilouette Fall, and Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls at the same time.
Not to mention the John Muir trail, Merced river, Liberty Cap, Washington Column, North Dome, Glacier point, and more.
On my first trip, I couldn't locate any part of the trail, using descriptions I found on the web.
With the second trip, I finally did locate the trail, and was able to reach the first of two rockfalls before I ran out of time.
Finally, the day after a Half Dome trip in May 2007, I made it all the way and found Sierra point.
Hopefully the descriptions and pictures will help others who want to find this great spot on their own.
Bearings are included for GPS users, and remember, this is an abandoned, hands-on scramble trail, not a walk in the park 8^).
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