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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • For many lovers of Yosemite their fondest memories of the park are in winter, whether gazing at the beautiful snow-capped granite peaks, enjoying a hot drink at the beautiful Majestic Yosemite Hotel or ice skating beneath the serene face of Half Dome. Often thought to be one of the most beautiful ice rink locations in […]

  • It’s winter in Yosemite Valley. The crowds are gone, the roads are empty, and a fresh layer of snow covers the ground. Pine trees and meadows are cloaked in white. Faint clouds swirl around towering granite cliffs. The view from the valley is stunning, but the view I’m enjoying from Glacier Point is beyond belief. […]

  • As the last of the autumn leaves drop to the valley floor and bears ramble off to their winter dens, Yosemite becomes a calm, winter refuge. What is Yosemite like in winter? Imagine massive snow-capped granite monoliths veiled in mist and delicate streams of water flowing over ice, where once great falls thundered. Sometimes there […]

  • October 1, 2016

    Yosemite Fall Photography

    Yosemite fall photography allows you to capture some amazing scenes and experience the park with small bursts of color. Starting around the second week of October, Yosemite Valley takes a fall transition with cooler evening temperatures and color changes from many deciduous trees in Yosemite Valley. In addition, fall weather conditions usually create more dramatic weather patterns with early […]

  • Visitors come from all over the world to explore Yosemite but many do not know that many of Yosemite’s most famous sites, such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls are all in Mariposa County. The main town in this region is called Mariposa and it makes for a great stop on your way […]

  • Yosemite is open year-round and it’s always a great time to visit, but the autumn and winter offer uniquely beautiful settings with fewer crowds that fill Yosemite Valley in the summer. It’s easy it is to get to Yosemite in the autumn and winter. You can either drive yourself, or take a guided tour. Many […]

  • Summer is here and the hiking options are endless at Yosemite! Whether you are going for a leisurely stroll to May Lake or full day saunter up the Mist Trail or taking on Half Dome, here is the must have packing list for the perfect Yosemite day hike! 1.    Layers Be prepared for potential temperature […]

  • July 20, 2016

    Taste of Yosemite

    Each fall and winter, Yosemite National Park presents three unique food & wine events at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel where visitors can enjoy the spectacular scenery, endless activities and all things food & wine. One of the most sought-after culinary events of the year is Taste of Yosemite, held each year in January and February, Taste […]

  • The Panorama Trail is a true Yosemite classic. For those who are motivated for a full-day of hiking there’s arguably not a better trail to showcase the park’s natural treasures. The Panorama Trail starts at the famed Glacier Point overlook, with sweeping views of the iconic Half Dome and the high peaks of the Clark Range. […]

  • Yosemite waterfalls are flowing at their peak and the results are stunning! The most famous and tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park is Yosemite Falls. Visible from many vista points from around the park, it’s hard to miss this extraordinary waterfall when it’s at peak flow. This year, Yosemite Falls is expected to flow until […]

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