Staying over in San Jose for two weeks, so took the opportunity to head over to Yosemite. My first choice, the Four Mile Trail, was closed half way - so based on a recommendation from a ranger did the Upper Yosemite Falls (and onward to the Yosemite Point). It was unseasonably cold in Yosemite, highs in the valley forecasted to 45. Bought some winter gear (gloves, cap, and raincoat) and was very glad I did! Parked very near the trailhead in Yosemite Lodge, no need for a shuttle. First part of the hike was exhausting, with many layers of clothing coming off on the way. At the falls, the clothes were being put back on, as the temps fell and the falls mist started to get me wet (and I was already quite wet from sweat!). Mid point of the hike leveled out a bit and you could catch your breath. The falls were beautiful from this vantage point! Continued the climb to the overlook. The overlook itself was so cold with the temps, wind, and mist - I had to many times turn my face from the wind to stop the burn. Took some nice shots of the falls and ice covered plants - climbed out to a warmer wind blocked area above and had a much needed lunch. Headed on to the point, about a mile from the falls on the opposite side of the climb up. Lots of snow here! Clouds and an impending snow shower blocked the views of the valley that would have been awesome. Headed down to face the aforementioned snow shower/storm - which made the granite rock path very slick, so it was slow going. Got to the car at five, exhausted as usual - but very happy to have been on another great hiking adventure!