Description One of my favorite places and photos of my American Southwest trip. Fall may be the best time of the year here. The swirling of the leaves is a hit or miss with mostly misses. The entrance of The Subway is actually towards the brightest point of this photo.
Hikers can hike here from two trailheads at opposite ends, one requiring a rope for rappelling down boulders and also swimming in potentially cold water. I took the "easier" "bottom up" route. Stream crossings of about 7 to 10 times and a lot of boulder climbing and hopping are required. Crossing streams implies that the trail disappears a lot and you'll have to find it again. The hike can be quite slow and I would not recommend it to anyone who does not enjoy hiking and/or photography but doable if you're careful. As we started the hike, park officials began searching for a missing hiker in the parking lot. He did the same hike that I did but lost his ways and was out there for two nights and two and a half days. A permit is absolutely necessary, for such incidents.
Thai Ta, Silicon Valley Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement Howdy! My name is Thai Ta. I live in the Bay Area. I enjoy photographing the natural beauty that Mother Nature offers. I mainly shoot landscape photos in the Western US and Canada, particularly Yosemite as it's my favorite place on Earth. I have also been known to make friends with hummingbirds. You can find a lot more of my photos by visiting my Flickr site. Please let me know if there are photos at Flickr you are interested in and cannot find it here.