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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 In A Day Tour from San Francisco
"The tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel or in front of The Parc 55 Hotel in one of our comfortable vans. We will then drive east across the San Francisco Bay Bridge with views of San Francisco Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. We will continue on through the Central Valley (San Joaquin Valley) of California. The Central Valley is the largest food growing region in the United States. We will drive past almond walnut cherry and other fruit and nut orchards. After making a quick stop for snacks we will continue on into the Sierra Nevada foothills and California’s gold country where we will drive through the historic gold country town of Groveland California and finally into the mountains and Yosemite National Park.Once in the park
From $140.00
 
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

Clark Range Tips (2)

Clark Point

The John Muir Trail starts at the Happy Isles Nature Center in Yosemite Valley and winds 211 miles through the High Sierra to the summit of Mt. Whitney, in Sequoia National Park. Though most people don't have the time or ability to follow the entire length of this famous trail, you can hike short sections of it that are still very scenic. A good viewpoint along the John Muir Trail is Clark Point, 2.3 miles from the trailhead at Happy Isles. From the trailhead, follow the Mist Trail/John Muir Trail about 0.9 miles to a trail junction (for information of that section, refer to my Vernal Fall Footbridge Tip). Take the right fork, the John Muir Trail. Besides being a foot trail, the John Muir Trail is also a stock trail; expect plenty of manure on the trail, as well as pack teams. Also be warned that many visitors to the valley ride up the John Muir Trail to Clark Point, so you'll have plenty of company. From the junction, the forested trail climbs about 1000 feet, sometimes steeply, switchbacking over 15 times up the canyon walls. Eventually, you'll have a view of Sierra Point and the back side of Half Dome; from there the trail goes onto an open slab of granite and soon reaches Clark Point, where there is a good view of Half Dome, Mt. Broderick, Liberty Cap, and Nevada Fall.

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chewy3326
Jul 01, 2006

Clark Range - on the way to Glacier Pt.

On the way to Glacier Point there is a parking area and viewpoint for the Clark Range. Although not as impressive as Glacier Pt. it's well worth the stop and provides an excellent vista of the range from Quarzite Peak to Triple Divide Peak. On the left of the photo is a side view of Half Dome. There was a good view of tiered waterfalls also.

Informational plaques identify the mountains, peaks and waterfalls.

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annk
Jun 16, 2005
 
 
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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

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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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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