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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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