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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco
"Immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of Yosemite National Park in the winter with this 2-day tour from San Francisco. Throughout your trip your guide will teach you about the history of Yosemite and give you great advice on how to get the most out of your time in the park.""""Escape to the snow-capped mountains of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco for two full days. Take a coach tour of Yosemite Valley with your guide and enjoy various activities during your free time such as hiking and snowshoeing. Soak in views o Yosemite is said to be best in the winter months!Likely to Sell Out: Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. Reserve early to avoid disappointment"title=Highlights&1=2-day+winter+tour+of+Yosemite+National+Park+from+San+Francisco&2=Take+a+coach+tour+of+spectacular+Yosemite+Valley+and+enjoy+views+of+famous+sites+such+as+Half+Dome&3=Stay+overnight+at+the+cozy+Yosemite+Lodge+at+the+Falls&4=Choose+from+a2 days / 1 night
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip
"Your journey begins with a convenient pickup at your hotel. You'll cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge en route to the Sierra Nevada mountain range driving through gold rush towns as your guide carries you back to the era of the old West.In the late morning enter Yosemite National Park where you'll take a guided walk. Visit the Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting) and be amazed by the size of the redwood trees in Yosemite's largest grove. Let the serene surroundings of the forest recharge your energy. Stop a watch for rock climbers as they daringly make their way to the summit. In the springtime marvel at the tallest waterfall in the park Yosemite Falls.After you may explore Yosemite Valley on your own. For lunch
From $159.00
 
Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
"Gear up for your full-day Yosemite adventure with early morning pickup from your San Francisco hotel. Relax aboard your 20-passenger luxury biodesel van across the Bay Bridge offering great views of San Francisco Bay the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.Making your way across the Central Valley — one of the largest agricultural regions in the United States — make a 10-minute stop at a street-side fruit stand for a chance to purchase some fresh local nuts or fruit. arrive at Yosemite National Park a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its spectacular granite cliffs waterfalls massive sequoia groves and biological diversity. Start your visit with a 1.5-hour driving tour through the park’s main attraction
From $179.00

Water Falls Tips (20)

The legacy of John Muir

Without John Muir, there may not be a Yosemite National Park. He was one of the most important and influential conservationists that the U.S. has ever known. He also had a hand in Grand Canyon,...
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acemj
Jun 18, 2004

Inspiring place

Ansel Adams, the famous photographer who spent a half a century capturing Yosemite's beauty on film, said this:"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."and...
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acemj
Jun 18, 2004

this may not be allowed, but it's fun to do

Bouldering and climbing into the waterfalls. I know you are definitely supposed to stay on trail and so, professionally, I can't suggest this to you. But it's still fun...(or so I heard, right?) It...
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PA2AKgirl
Jan 13, 2004

Yosemite Falls

For those of you who find statistics fascinating, Yosemite Falls are the fifth highest falls in the world. At least that's what the booklet the park ranger gave me says. The top falls plunge 2,700...
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goingsolo
Sep 04, 2004

Lower Yosemite Falls

Lower Yosemite Falls is a short hike on a paved trail that leads to an overlook where you can view the falls. But not in the summer because there's construction going on and finding the path to the...
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goingsolo
Sep 04, 2004

Wawona

Wawona is a small town located just north of the south entrance. The area includes a golf course, hotel and a museum which has displays explaining Yosemite's history. Several of the old historic...
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goingsolo
Sep 03, 2004

Bridal Veil Falls

The Ahwahneechee called this area "Pohono", meaning, spirit of the puffing wind." Apparently, the wind swirls above the cliff and lifts the water, blowing it from side to side. Since I visited on a...
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goingsolo
Sep 14, 2004

Yosemite is world famous for its waterfalls

But alas the waterworks are shut off in mid-summer and by October just a few falls continue to trickle over the sides of the cliffs. The most famous falls of all, Yosemite Falls, does not even drip at...
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zrim
Oct 30, 2003

Roadside Cascades Everywhere

Yosemite Valley is obviously home to some of the greatest tumblers in the world. With such a concentration of winter snow in the highcountry, the number of cascades and waterfalls that come alive in...
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mrclay2000
Jan 27, 2003

Photgraphing Waterfalls

If you're looking to take pictures of waterfalls in Yosemite, make sure to go in spring. In summer, most of the falls are reduced to a trickle, and Yosemite Falls completely dries out. On the other...
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weed6886
May 02, 2006

A view from Down Under

I tend to write voluminous emails while I'm away. These record your thoughts at the time and on the spot and I've found can be very helpful in recording your emotions at the time.The next couple of...
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iandsmith
Jun 30, 2011

Thoughts continued - Bridal Veil

"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...
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iandsmith
Jun 30, 2011
 
 
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"The Incomparable Valley (and Park)"
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"Yosemite in a day"
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"On Becoming Part of the Food Chain: Yosemite"
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"Yosemite is Perhaps the Prettiest Park in the USA"
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Things to Do Near Yosemite National Park

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Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake was empty when we visited this place on 12 September 2009. Even though the lack of water was unexpected, it was quite an interesting sight and we also had the rare opportunity to stand on...
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Ahwahnee Hotel

We didn't stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, so I can't comment on its lodging attributes, but we did have a few rounds at the bar after a long day of hiking, and we spent about 30-40 minutes walking around...
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Half Dome

The half dome is one of the most popular hikes in Yosemite. At over 400 feet incline, it is a difficult hike. The trail runs 12 miles; 6 miles each way. It is a seven hour hike in all. Since I was...
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Valley

This is a must do, even if there is traffic. The views are amazing and there are plenty of parking along side the road if there is a view you would like to see a little longer.Coming into the valley,...
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Glacier Point

Nothing prepares you for what you see when you get to Glacier Point in Yosemite. It is a high point way above the valley floor. From the gate, it is about a 25-30 minute drive. There is parking and...
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Falls

We went to Yosemite in July, it was perfect, the weather is not too hot then. We went on a hike, an easy one, passing by the Yosemite Falls, it's really beautiful. It's at 2,425 ft. There are several...
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