When I wrote about my hike up the Loch Vale Trail yesterday to The Loch, I left out my quest to get to Alberta Falls by first light. That was because I thought after my initial review of my photos that I had failed to capture a good image.
But in reviewing my photos today and editing this one to lighten it, I did succeed.
I had made sure to get to the trailhead by 6:30 yesterday morning because I wanted to get to the falls by first light. I knew that I didn’t have a chance to get to The Loch by first light, and in fact didn’t get there before 10. But Alberta Falls are only a mile up the Loch Vale Trail.
The sun was creeping over the horizon when I got to the falls. But I had forgotten that falls sit lower in the landscape! I had to wait half an hour to get this picture as the first light hit the top of the falls at 7:31 a.m.:
And here is another photo that I took of the sandworts I found along the trail. I’m holding it because of the breeze. But my fingers give a much better indication of how small it is than the image I sent yesterday: