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Guided Half Dome Hike
"Early in the morning meet your expert guide at a trail head that is confirmed at the time of booking. Here you receive a safety briefing and review the day’s schedule. Your journey to Half Dome is carefully organized so that you set a good pace on this strenuous 17-mile (27-km) trip. Once you have received your orientation lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail. As you hike you’ll learn about the geology and natural history of Half Dome Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains.Along the way
From $194.00
 
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

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Warm Clothes / Hiking Shoes

This being one of the top backpacking destinations in the US, a backpack might be a good thing to bring along. There is such a big network of trails, you just couldn't see them all day-hiking so...
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A Decent Water Bottle

One if the most important items that you can buy, bring and use, in Yosemite is a decent water bottle. You'll need plenty of water on your summer hikes. The thin plastic shop bought bottles are...
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Bring munchies

A backpack of course, and water bottles. Curry Village has a cold filtered drinking water spigot inside by the buffet and you can refill free. There is ice by the coffee shop. I have an insulated...
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Don't forget a towel

If you're going on any of the remotely serious hikes, bring a comfortable pack. Even if you go with only a canteen, having it hang asymmetrically will make you twice as tired. Temperatures vary at...
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Things To Pack For A Day Hike

Decent sized backpack that's comfortable to carry, not too big, but large enough to hold a sweater/jacket in case it gets cold (or warm and you want to take it off!) Although there are some walks that...
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Potable water filter and mosquito repellent

Good comfortable packpacks are required here. No need to spend a fortune, but the daypack won't do for an overnighter. I prefer down filled sleeping backs, but in any case don't neglect to pack warm...
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The Official Guide to Yosemite - free

Yosemite Guide - At your hotel or around Yosemite Village pick up a complimentary Yosemite guide published by the National Park Foundation. It lists the rules and regulations, maps, lodging and...
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Bring your camera!

One thing you really need here is a camera and a lot of film! Because you are going to make more photos than you would have imagined. And these days your digital camera as well!!! (Hahaha, I didn't...
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Bring a good map

Also don't forget to bring a good map. When you go early in the season like I did, there is a good chance that the Tioga Pass is still closed. I had good use of my map, figuring out what alternative...
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Based on a visit in October

- binoculars - to watch the climbers- warm blanket or sleeping bag, if you're staying at Curry Village- food for during the day, and water - it's very expensive if you have to buy it in the...
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Foam bed pad

You will have a hard time getting sleep if you only bring a sleeping bag. Try to gt or borrow a foam/inflatable pad to go under your sleeping bag. The ground honestly feels like cement and the foam...
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Thngs to bring

Depending on where you are staying, you can pretty much bring everything including the kitchen sink if you want, it depends on your vehicle. Good hiking shoes. Probably the main thing as you will be...
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Photography

I would guess that many visitors to the park are motivated by some of the spectacular photos of Ansel Adams and other famous photographers, but in my opinion, there's no way to truly grasp the...
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The great outdoors

Traveling light is usually the way to go, especially if you plan to do extensive exploring of the park on foot. There's nothing worse than a burdensome backpack when your hiking up steep hills at high...
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Top Hotels in Yosemite National Park

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9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, California, 95389, United States
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8308 Wawona Road, , California, 95389, United States
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5180 Jones Street, Mariposa, California, 95338, United States
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Yosemite Valley, 9005 Southside Dr., , California, 95389, United States
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9010 Curry Village Drive, , California, 95389, United States
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6979 Calif. 140 (P.O. Box 81), Midpines, California, 95345, United States
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Top Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point

Okay, they say a photo is worth a thousand words, so I have, by way of the photos here ALREADY written 5,000 words ^O^. But if you have the time, take the road up to Glacier Point, it is one of those...
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Mariposa Grove

Mariposa :Grizzly Giant,Tunnel Tree & Fallen Giant Walk the Talk from Mariposa Grove. This is about 2 Kms drive from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park. Close places to stay are the hotels...
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Vernal Falls

The trail up to Vernal falls was very nice and you can tell they keep up with it. It was a hard hike to the bridge which is just a view of the falls and the incline was pretty much straight up the...
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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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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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Bridal Veil Falls

This is the second highest falls in the park and the highest one that runs year round. it plunges 189 meters from the surrounding mountains into the Yosemite valley. There is an about 1/2 mile trail...
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Top 5 Yosemite National Park Writers

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chewy3326

"The Incomparable Valley (and Park)"
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goingsolo

"Yosemite in a day"
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richiecdisc

"On Becoming Part of the Food Chain: Yosemite"
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acemj

"Yosemite National Park"
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"Yosemite is Perhaps the Prettiest Park in the USA"
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