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Posts in Experience Yosemite

  • February 20, 2017
    Spring in Yosemite

    Mariposa County, home to Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove, is blooming for the springtime! The waterfalls are flowing, the wildflowers are blossoming and the warm sun returns for outdoor adventures. Now is the time to experience breathtaking adventure around every corner. Wildflowers appear according to elevation, with earliest blooms starting in April at the lowest […]

  • February 10, 2017
    Yosemite in 2 days

    Legend has it that renowned Yosemite Ranger Carl Sharsmith was once asked by a visitor, “If you had only one day in Yosemite, what would you do?” The veteran ranger and Yosemite-lover looked solemn and replied “Madam, if I only had one day in Yosemite I’d sit by the Merced River and cry.” While it’s […]

  • Some call this time of year shoulder season; others call it the offseason. Here in Yosemite, we think of it as the best season, because late winter/early spring affords you the full splendor of Mariposa and Yosemite Valley without all the crowds. Take, for instance, the lineup of events set to take place across Mariposa […]

  • February 1, 2017
    Winter Hikes

    Just because its winter doesn’t mean you can’t explore the breath-taking scenery at Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County. While the higher elevations almost always have snow, the Valley floor can be relatively clear, depending on how recently there has been a snowstorm. A good way to gauge current conditions is by checking out the […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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