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  • 1. Giant Sequoia

    This tree was in the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park. Most people think this tree is in Sequoia National Park. So the people there in Sequoia get lots of questions about it. So in their FAQ,...

  • 2. Weather Wise

    The elevations/altitudes within the park can get pretty high. While the weather may be nice at the lower elevations, you may encounter changing conditions while driving up to the higher elevations....

  • 3. Hikes / Trails

    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...

  • 4. Domes

    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...

  • 5. Park Views

    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...

  • 6. Water Falls

    "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...

  • 7. Water Ways

    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...

  • 8. Information / Sources

    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...

  • 9. general tip for Yosemite

    I like taking a picnic with us .. we travel with a collapsible cooler. there is a lodge you can eat at but it's over priced. make sure you have camera lots of...

  • 10. Controlled Burning Program

    One of the more controversial National Parks Service initiatives is the controlled burning program. This program was started because after some historic and...

  • 11. Rules about Pets in Yosemite

    Pets--dogs and cats-- can be brought into Yosemite Valley, but not into the alpine regions. Pets must always be leashed and can only be walked along the asphalt...

  • 12. general info

    thanks for instant and to the point replywe have taken a 6 day tour of Tours 4 fun this starts from lasvega and ends at LA after yosemite we have to go from...

  • 13. Wildlife from a Distance

    Sometimes you get a glimpse of the local wildlife -- from a safe distance.We were in the Yosemite Shuttle, leaving the village, when the driver announced,...

  • 14. all to myself

    The next morning was like a dream. Instead of looking for clear weather, I marched towards it with faith, crossing a small group of deer on my way out of...

  • 15. Suggested activities in November for parents!

    There's plenty of nature to be seen that's fairly easily accessed on the Valley Floor, particularly in November when the crowds will be thinned out (except for...

  • 16. Mercedes River

    The Merced River originates in Yosemite National Park on the crest of the Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 11,000 feet. The river flows wild and undammed until...

  • 17. Wildlife

    Another amazing thing about Yosemite is that the sense of freedom implies that you must be prepared to unusual ``encounters`` Squirrels, Chipmonks and, why not,...

  • 18. California Ground Squirrel

    As I was walking to Yosemite Falls, I came across this friendly critter, The California Ground Squirrel. It wasn't shy at all and posed at my feet for several...

  • 19. Is this a Mule Deer?

    As we pulled into our hotel parking lot and scrambled out of the car one night, we saw this female mule deer making a snack of flowers growing around the...

  • 20. The Western Gray Squirrel

    The woods were full of these tree loving creatures, the Western Gray Squirrel. Note it's full bushy tail. I snapped a photo of this little guy near Lower...

  • 21. The Steller's Jay

    We saw the Steller's Jay all throughout Yosemite, their bright blue feathers standing out against the deep green forest canopy. I thought they were beautiful...

  • 22. Groveland - Yosemite's northwestern gateway

    My favorite thing about Groveland is it's home to the Iron Door Saloon, California's oldest bar. I didn't stop here on my way out of the park, but my friends...

  • 23. Mariposa - Western Gateway to Yosemite

    Mariposa, Spanish for "butterfly," has a population of over 1,000 people and serves as the main western gateway to Yosemite. Mariposa is the seat of Mariposa...

  • 24. (Historical) facts - 3 Million tourists!

    * The Half Dome (2695m) is the best evidence of the immense forces, which created Yosemite;* The Sequoia Tree (Sequoiadendron Giganteum) is the largest living...

  • 25. Budweiser - King of all Beers?

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of...

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