Temperatures in April can range between 32 (freezing) and 66 (relatively pleasant), but the weather can go from gorgeous to dangerous in a matter of an hour - very unpredictable, still, in April.... more
After a lengthy break and snack, we pushed further up the trail with the crowds thinning out considerably. We reached the Little Yosemite Valley Campground in no time but had been told we would have... more
Yosemite's beauty is a sight to see for yourself. El Capitan and Half Dome are very impressive but the waterways are probably one of the big draws for visitors. Be advised that during late summer and... more
The whole persona of the park is the amazing scenery. Most of the time one is trying to get to a vantage point so one can take a picture that will capture in some small way the amazing waterfalls and... more
"There is so much water coming over them after all time record snowfalls that Bridal Veil, one of the two most popular, is unobtainable unless you wish to partake in a shower that starts 100 meters... more
I remember when I was a child in the 1970's, I dreamed of going to California and driving in a car through a giant redwood tree. On the east coast of the U.S., that was one of the stock travel images... more
Yosemite is located in Mariposa (trans. Butterfly) County and covers 1, 189 square miles. It has a vast area of wilderness that is virtually untouched and uninhabited.
. Three million people visit... more
Since there wasn't enough time to hike to the top of Half Dome, this would have to suffice for mountain (or dome) climbing on this trip. Unlike the granite rocks which often shift as you're walking... more
Yosemite is one of the most lauded natural areas in the United States, and for a good reason. It's granite walls, lakes, thousand-foot waterfalls, domes, spires, meadows, and giant trees definitely......
A park ranger was asked during an interview what he would do if he only had one day to spend in Yosemite, and he responded, "I'd weep." Easy for him to say, as he gets paid to spend his days there. I,...
Yosemite joins perhaps only Yellowstone in pedigree when it comes to US National Parks. Part of the young nation's psyche from their inception in the late 1800s, they were grand proof that new ideas...