Today was a fairly easy hike. We started at the Tuolumne Lodge and hiked to the Lembert Dome trailhead. From there we continued on to the Soda Springs and Parson's Lodge. We started fairly early in the morning so there weren't many people around, but normally this is where the crowds would be. We saw almost nobody after passing Parson's Lodge.
Past the lodge the flat trail sticks close to the Tuolumne River with views of the Cathedral Range. There are some hills here and there which take you away from the river, but for the most part you don't stray too far from the water.
Near the end of the meadow you pass over a highly polished slab of granite at the bottom of a dome near the river. Shortly after that the trail begins enters a sort of canyon and climbs along the edge of the cliff. This section of trail was blasted out pf the rock.
Keep an eye to the left across the river. You will see a pile of rocks called Little Devil's Postpile. It isn't as grand as the original since it has mostly been ground into rubble, but it was formed by the same process.
Soon the trail descends along a cascading river with some really nice views. You cross a footbridge and continue your descent. A short distance past Tuolumne Falls you get to a trail junction and turn right. Soon you cross another bridge and find yourself at the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp almost immediately.