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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

Animal Dangers Tips (47)

Be Bear Aware

There are most definitely bears living in and around Yosemite National Park. NEVER leave food or anything with human smells such as deoderant, mouth wash, toothpaste, etc., in your car or in your...
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jessicadf
Sep 01, 2004

Please do not feed the animals

On one trip to Yosemite, we had just pulled in, set up our tent and were laying enjoying the sun. All of a sudden the sun was blocked out, not by a cloud, but by a bear walking over us. Yes, he walked...
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frank_delargy
Apr 04, 2011

Basic food storage tips

Hey, we all gotta eat and that included the wildlife, so be sure to follow some basic food storage rules. 1) Don't leave food in your car unless you think that dents and broken glass will improve its...
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acemj
Jun 16, 2004

You know about the bears...but...

I was there for a few months and did I get to see a bear? NO!!! I couldn't believe it. Everyone else did--I would arrive someplace like 2 minutes after a bear was spotted. It became embarrassing. But...
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PA2AKgirl
Feb 10, 2004

Bears in Yosemite

Facing down a bear in Yosemite Valley is very unlikely as the rangers are quick to capture and transfer the animals elsewhere. Bears are easily the most dangerous animals in California, even more so...
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atufft
Apr 04, 2011

Beware of Bears and Respect the Wild Life!

The many times we have camped here, we are always careful in how we store our food and for good reason. Bears are very frequent visitors into the camping sites because of all the available food . The...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Watch out for Black Bears

Upon first arriving at Housekeeping camp, the first thing you are treated to is stock footage of a bear literally tearing open a car ass if it where made out of foil. I guess they do that to show you...
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joits
Jul 15, 2004

BEARS!

The first thing you'll notice upon entering Curry Village in Yosemite, are the signs everywhere warning about bears. They even have a looping video that runs all day long behind the counter when you...
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jadedmuse
Dec 14, 2005

Beware of Bears

If you plan on camping, you must follow the proper storage instructions for your food. The park is well marked with signs, notifying you of the dangers. The bears will come into the camp looking for a...
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jag17
Jun 19, 2004

Bear Danger

Read up on bears and how to protect yourself before you go to Yosemite. There are 20,000 to 24,000 black bears that live in California. Yosemite estimates about 300 to 500 bears live in the Park. Most...
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mikehanneman
Jul 10, 2007

Bears

Camping sites are equipped with bear safe boxes, at night you are forced to put all your food in it! I was very scared of having to face one, bear that is, when i was there but no never did! so I...
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Sienlu
Jul 22, 2011

This is bear country

When you visit Yosemite remember that even if you have a few paved roads this is still a wild habitat. It is estimated that somewhere between 300 to 500 black bears call Yosemite home. Black bears are...
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Andraf
Jan 25, 2005
 
 
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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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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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