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Posts in Experience Yosemite

  • April 11, 2017
    Earth Day at Yosemite

    There is no better place to celebrate Earth Day than Yosemite Valley! See what the park has planned.

  • 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.

  • The Rugged Beauty Guide to getting out in Yosemite this spring. The Yosemite region received record rainfall this past season. Rain, rockslides, hail … and more rain made for a wild winter but now that the spring has arrived we are all in awe of the majestic waterfalls and fields of wildflowers that have emerged […]

  • February 10, 2017
    Yosemite in Two 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

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