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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • September 5, 2018
    Half Dome Village

    Located right below Half Dome and Glacier Point, Half Dome Village (formerly known as Curry Village) is the largest lodging facility in Yosemite Valley. Half Dome Village is the perfect place for families to eat, sleep and recuperate before heading back out on the trail in Yosemite National Park.

  • August 20, 2018
    Mariposa Grove Restoration

    After three long years and $20 million each from the National Park Service and Yosemite Conservancy donors, Mariposa Grove gloriously reopened to the public on June 15, 2018.

  • August 9, 2018
    Who is John Muir?

    Who is John Muir? Known fondly as “John of the Mountains” and the “Father of National Parks,” John Muir was a naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and adventurer that spent much of his time in the Sierra Nevada wilderness.

  • Fall is one of the best times for hiking in Yosemite Mariposa County. Read our blog to find the best Yosemite hikes for fall.

  • Yosemite fall photography allows you to capture some gorgeous 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 […]

  • June 15, 2018
    Summer Music Series

    The Yosemite region is home to many great musicians with a range of musical styles for you to enjoy. If you are staying in the town of Mariposa, be sure to enjoy the Mariposa Evenings Summer Concert Series at the Mariposa Arts Park.

  • The summer season is fast approaching which means family vacations are in the works. With children out of school for summer, why not visit a National Park?

  • June 10, 2018
    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.”

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