Many travellers on their way back home. And, I am just now going.
I hiked to the next switchback to the Upper fall.... still fall short. Hiked 4 hrs total. I arrived still too late at 1 pm. But knowing how and where the 2nd trail is, I was determined to return on Saturday, 7/12th. I arrived there at 11:30 am. Not bad, but I know I will suffer as it was a hot day at the Yosemite.
I pressed on and finally made it. I made it to the Upper Yosemite Fall in 2-1/2 hrs. Total of 5 hours of hiking. The view is beautiful up there.
My next goal is to hike all the way to the top and 4 miles longer to the west to the El Capitan. I hope I will make it there.
I saw many tourist young and old hiking up the trail. Some carried no bottled water at all or back pack. Be aware of the Sierra weather and always carry 2 quarts of water for this hike to the Upper Yosemite Fall. Bring with you extra clothing in case of inclement weather when hiking east side of the trail that is much more windy. Spray your clothing lightly with bug spray. There will be mosquitoes to greet you as you get closer to water source. Be courteous and take out what you take up and don't litter. Form a single file when hiking up or down with multiple people in your group when passing others by; and greet each other. The purpose of the greeting is not only just to be friendly, but also to check the condition of the other hikers. I like to use my hiking walking sticks. It relieves my knees from pressure when going down the trails.