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What’s so special about Giant Sequioas?

What’s so special about Giant Sequioas? March 28, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Yosemite has three groves of giant sequoias: Mariposa, Merced and Tuolumne Groves.  The Mariposa is the largest, most visited and has the most historic significance.  As our former governor once said, “A tree is a tree.  How many more do you need to look at?’  Well, that was before California...

Half Dome Permits NOW

Half Dome Permits NOW March 22, 2012 | What's New | Read More
March 31 is the deadline for reserving permits for one-day hikes up Half Dome for this season.  If you’re thinking about trying this daunting route as a dayhike this year, now’s the time to invest some time on the park’s website, and invest some money in a chance at the lottery. On...

Lunch at Degnan’s

Lunch at Degnan’s March 14, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Some people will tell you that Degnan’s Deli in Yosemite Village is the heart of the park.  During the lunch hour hundreds of people flow through and are quickly served with a salad, soup or a sandwich made to order.  It’s a place that buzzes with visitors and locals; you’re as likely...

Timeless Mirror Lake

Timeless Mirror Lake February 28, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Mirror Lake is a popular, easy destination for Yosemite visitors any month of the year.  Decades ago a wagon road brought tourists up to a boathouse and saloon on the shore of this small pool on Tenaya Creek.  A newer paved road then brought cars up to a parking lot; now it’s bikes and pedestrians...

Yosemite Road Closure Coming

Yosemite Road Closure Coming February 18, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Park Service has just announced the planned re-closure of the Big Oak Flat Road that connects Highway 120 to Yosemite Valley.  The closure starts Wednesday February 29 and will last 6 weeks, with the road opening before Easter weekend.  The shut down is for construction to repair severe roadbed...