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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...

Hidden in Yosemite

Hidden in Yosemite February 13, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Almost every visitor to Yosemite goes to Yosemite Valley where the scenic highlights have been artfully concentrated into a few miles by the action of mountain uplift, erosion along fracture zones, river carving and glacial re-decorating.  Millions drive in and out of the Valley’s developed east...

To the Base of Yosemite Falls

To the Base of Yosemite Falls February 9, 2012 | What's New | Read More
One of the easiest, most popular walks in Yosemite is the simple stroll to the base of Lower Yosemite Falls.  If you haven’t been to the park before, this is an obvious destination for any time of year.  If you were thinking of avoiding it because it’s too easy or too crowded – or...

The romance of Yosemite

The romance of Yosemite January 31, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Valentine’s Day approaches again and our thoughts turn to romance with a special someone.   Yosemite is a marvelous place for human relationships; thousands of weddings and honeymoons happen here every year.  The landscape is uniquely grand, with Bridalveil Fall and Cathedral Spires adding to...

Lots of Yosemite News

Lots of Yosemite News January 27, 2012 | What's New | Read More
There’s always a lot going on in Yosemite.  It’s not like San Francisco “going on” but it keeps us locals and the bears hopping in our own way.  We had some snow over the weekend and it’s really changed the park to finally feel like winter.  Yosemite Falls in Snow For...

Rare Event: Tenaya Lake Iced, Reachable via Tioga Road

Rare Event:  Tenaya Lake Iced, Reachable via Tioga Road January 13, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Once in a lifetime!  The remarkably dry winter of 2012 in the Sierra Nevada has created unheard-of experiences for Yosemite visitors.  The high-country corridor of Tioga Road is open to vehicles later in the season than it’s ever been in history, and people can access the summertime playground...
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