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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • 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.

  • 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 Ahwahnee Hotel or ice skating beneath the serene face of Half Dome. Often thought to be one of the most beautiful ice rink locations in the United […]

  • 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. […]

  • Visiting Yosemite in Winter If you have never visited Yosemite in the winter season then you are missing out on one of the most beautiful times to see the park. When visiting Yosemite in winter, the conditions are mild during most days with cool temps and sunshine, aside from when the occasional rain or snowstorm […]

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Food and Wine Events at the Park’s Historic Lodge, The Ahwahnee Hotel Each fall and winter, Yosemite National Park presents three unique food & wine events at the park’s historic lodge, The Ahwahnee hotel. Visitors can enjoy the spectacular scenery, endless activities and all things food & wine. The centerpiece of each event is a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Where do you get the best photos in Yosemite? We’ll tell you! Tunnel View – Made famous by Ansel Adams it is one of the best places in the park to get El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridelveil Fall all in the same iconic shot. Look for it off Highway 41 a short drive by […]

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