In love in Yosemite



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One of the first books about Yosemite was called, "In the Heart of the Sierras." Later, John Muir wrote that, "Nature seems to have put all her best treasures in one place, to draw her lovers closer to her." Today it's still a place we love, and a perfect place to be with that special partner on the trail of life. Whether hiking, snowshoing, or sitting by the campfire together, this park has many ways for catalyzing emotional connections. For this weekend of romance we'll stay at the expansive Tenaya Lodge on the park's southern boundary and make excursions in to the awesome chasm of Yosemite Valley and to the edge of the sky.

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Author: Pete Devine


Day 2 - Yosemite, Yosemite National Park


The two of you have a fine adventure ahead today. After breakfast, drive about an hour into Yosemite Valley, park at the Day Use Parking lot and take the free shuttle to Yosemite Lodge. Walk downstream along the river until you pick up the loop trail that continues west to El Capitan Bridge. Cross the Merced River here and return on the southside bridle trail. This makes an easy few miles for a morning's introduction to the Valley. A table for two at the luxurious Ahwahnee dining room relaxes you for a mellow afternoon. Get a fancy picnic supper at Degnan's Deli and drive up to Glacier Point. A short walk here provides jaw-dropping views and a grand place to watch the sunset together before returning to your hotel.


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Center Valley Loop Trail

Location:

P.O. Box 577
Yosemite, CA 95389

Contact:

tel: 209-372-0200
fax: 209-372-0220


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Ahwahnee Dining Room

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Location:

Northside Drive
Ahwahnee Hotel
Yosemite National Park, CA 95379

Contact:

tel: 1 209 372 1489


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Degnan's Delicatessen

Location:

9015 Village Drive
Yosemite Village
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Contact:

tel: 1 209 372 1000


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Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point

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Location:

Southside Dr
(Yosemite Valley)
Yosemite, CA 95389

Contact:

tel: +1 209 372 0200


Day 3 - Yosemite, Yosemite National Park


Take your time over breakfast at Tenaya Lodge this morning. Make the short hop into the park and up into the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Stroll beneath the towering trees to the inspiring Grizzly Giant and the tunnel in the California Tree. Cruise downhill to the historic Wawona Hotel for lunch, then maybe wander through the adjacent Pioneer Yosemite History Center before hitting the road for home in the afternoon. It's all about being in love here...


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Mariposa Grove

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Location:

Mariposa Grove Road
Park at the Wawona Store parking area and walk east 0.25 miles to Forest Dr. The trail head is on the right
Yosemite, CA 95389

Contact:

tel: +1 209 372 0200


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Wawona Hotel Dining Room

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Location:

Wawona Hotel
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA 95379

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tel: 801 559-4884


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