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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
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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
 
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

Beautiful 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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Sienlu
Nov 06, 2014

Beautiful Waterfalls

The snow and rain had fallen pretty hard over the Sierra Nevada mountains and National Forest last winter. So even as late as may, there was still snow up to 10 inches in some areas of the park. This...
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Africancrab
May 23, 2013

Great Yosemite Falls Hike

From Yosemite Center, we took a bus to Yosemite Falls, right when you get off, is the beginning of the hike path, it's an easy one, cemented, perfect if you have small children in strollers. The...
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Sienlu
Jul 25, 2011

Highest Falls in North America, Part 2

The top of Yosemite Falls may be reached by a steep and strenuous 3.5-mile (5.6-km) trail of switchbacks near the Sunnyside Walk-in Campground. The top of the falls may also be reached via several...
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atufft
Apr 26, 2011

Yosemite Falls during April of 2011

The rain and snow in the Sierras was at record levels during the 2010-2011 winter season, and so by April, the flow of water over the cliffs into the valley was sure to be a big event. Here are some...
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atufft
Apr 26, 2011

MAGNIFICENT SIGHT

There are so many vista points in Yosemite and the scenery is magnificent but the one sight that stood out for me was the sight of Yosemite Falls, one of the tallest falls in the world, the tallest...
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travelgourmet
Mar 23, 2011

Walking distance of the lodge

Falling thousands of feet, well maybe 1000 plus feet (300+ meters) but it's a long distance, then it falls over a second lip. Coming up to the bottom of the falls can be a wet experience. On a hot...
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Toughluck
Dec 04, 2009

Upper & Lower Yosemite Falls

The hike to the top of Yosemite Falls is a perfect example of a relatively difficult hike that you will see an incredibly wide range of people on. The Falls and the walk to their base are perhaps the...
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richiecdisc
Sep 24, 2009

Highest Falls in North America, Part 1

Arguably the highest falls in North America, Yosemite Falls is actually a cascade with three sections. The total 2425-foot (739-m) distance from the top of the upper falls to the base of the lower...
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atufft
May 11, 2009

Yosemite Falls--Just A Trickle

Visit in the Spring and you will experience a thundering Yosemite Falls. Stop by in July or August and you'll see just the merest trickle sliding down its side. One of the world's tallest falls just...
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VeronicaG
Aug 27, 2007

Yosemite Falls Hike

This is the toughest hike that I took at Yosemite. It's about seven and a half miles, with a vertical climb of over 2,000 feet. It's a serious challenge for even the fittest hiker, but the view is...
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Tom_Fields
Apr 11, 2007

Yosemite Falls

This is, after Angel Falls in Venezuela, the tallest waterfall in the world. It's especially spectacular during the spring, after a heavy snowfall. As summer progresses, it often slows to a mere...
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Tom_Fields
Apr 07, 2007
 
 
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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 National Park"
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"Yosemite is Perhaps the Prettiest Park in the USA"
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Things to Do Near Falls

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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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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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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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Sentinel Dome

This is a hiking trail that you MUST take when you visit yosemite. The ease vs the reward comparison is unmatched in the whole park. Located just two to three miles before the end of Glacier Point...
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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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