After climbing up the Panorama Trail
from the top of Nevada Falls, the Mono Meadow Cutoff breaks off and heads south. This trail rolls south over open and sparsely treed hills with views of domes jutting up from the landscape. Parts of this area are slowly recovering from fires that have left burnt snags standing as sentinels watching runners pass by. After 3 easy miles, the trail connects to the Illiouette Creek Trail
witch is a great path to take the runner far from populated areas and deep into the wilderness of southern Yosemite.