Only reliable water was at Bridalveil Creek. We came across 3 other seasonal streams in mid June 2021 (low snow pack year). They are marked on the map.
This trail did not disappoint with the views of the valley. We hiked a total of 6 miles, from Sentinel Point trailhead, East to the top of Sentinel Dome, then around the back To Roosevelt Point and Taft Point.
We camped at Bridalveil Creek. There is an "established" camp with flat dirt and a fire ring close to the river. We enjoyed a swim and a quiet night before hiking the remaining 7 miles to Tunnel View trailhead.
On day 2 we saw Dewey Point, Crocker Point, Stanford Point, and Inspiration point. Our favorite was Stanford point. Inspiration point left much to be desired after the other Vista points.
The hike was fairly well balanced in terms of elevation gained and lost, until a little over half a mile past Stanford point, when it began a steep decline to Tunnel View.
The Sentinel Dome/Taft Point section was fairly crowded on a Friday, but past Taft Point, we only saw 3 other hiking groups over the 2 days. It was a quiet, lovey, satisfying intermediate trek.