Yosemite National Park Warnings and Dangers

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    My daughter with her skinned up face in...
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    My daughter after the fall
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    Rainbow on the Mist trail
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Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Yosemite National Park

  • 1. Animal Dangers

    During my hike of the Valley loop trail we came across a black bear. It was about 2pm just off the trail between us and the South Side drive. The bear didn't seem to notice us or at least paid us no...

  • 2. Driving / Traffic

    I will echo a bit what Al has said: Yosemite in one day will be no fun. Leaving from SF and driving by car or bus is a 6 hour round trip. June is a summer vacation month so the park will be a lot more...

  • 3. Walking / Hiking

    I bought a book called "Off the Wall - Deaths at Yosemite". It's available at the tourist shops in Yosemite and should be recommended reading for all those who venture off the main road. I shudder at...

  • 4. Weather

    The higher you get, the faster weather changes. Clouds that look nice from the ground are not so nice when you're in them. While you're inching across difficult...

  • 5. Altitude Sickness

    Yosemite National has easy access to very high country on Tioga Rd, so your chance of receiving some form of altitude sickness is possible. Altitude sickness,...

  • 6. No cell phone service

    Although Yosemite attracts large crowds of people during the summer, there is no cell phone service within the park. If you want to be reachable by phone while...

  • 7. Keep the camera safe (and you too)

    Along the Mist Trail, the Vernal Fall will definitely get you wet in the spring or early summer, so after passing over the footbridge, it would be a good idea...

  • 8. Rapids

    The Merced River is the main river running through Yosemite Valley, but there are many trails that will take you along the edge of a river. Particularly in the...

  • 9. Only do this at home !

    Emerald Pool is located just above Vernal Fall along the Mist Trail. As seen in photo, the Pool has several natural water slides, some longer than the ones you...

  • 10. Don't drink it !

    Although the creeks and lakes in Yosemite look clean and fresh, and you know there's no upstream pollution sources, it's recommended that you don't drink it....

  • 11. People

    Yosemite is one of the most loved parks in the United States. It is fairly close to the vast population centers of LA and San Francisco. In short, there will be...

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