So you’re exploring the history-rich, geologically-grand corners of Yosemite Mariposa and something comes into brilliant focus. It could be the glowing face of Half Dome as the setting sun hits perfectly or the massive rough-hewn stone blocks of the old Mariposa jail. Maybe it’s the historic Gold Rush facade of the Hotel Jeffrey in Coulterville or the odd sight of a golf course inside a National Park. From the remote high country to the sun-baked shores of Lake McClure, there’s a landmark for everyone in Yosemite Mariposa, and no matter what you discover the response is universal: hey, what’s that?
The rules are simple. You get Milestone Points for spotting a specific Yosemite Mariposa landmark. The farther off the beaten path, the more points.
Monumental Magnifier Points. Rack up extra credit points for delving deeper!
Winner. Whoever gets the most points. The game ending is up to you: play for a set period of time (i.e. a single day, or your entire trip); until someone reaches X number of points (i.e. 100 points); or even cooperation mode where everyone combines their points. Hey, even go all-in and complete your entire board for mega-cred! How about a prize for the winners? Summer burgers & ice cream or winter cinnamon rolls & hot chocolate sound nice!
Click here for a printable game card.
Buy or make a blank Hey, What’s That? field guide before you go and encourage your kids to draw, label and date what they’ve seen! It’s a great way to wrap up your Yosemite Mariposa game day, and makes for a fridge-worthy memento once you get back home.
NatureBridge’s Crane Flat campus will serve as your base camp for exploring one of the country’s most iconic national parks. Relax under a canopy of tall trees, go on educational hikes led by our experienced educators and explore the grandeur Yosemite has to offer.
The rolling foothills radiate a vibrant green as billowing cumulus clouds roll through deep blue skies. This lush winter landscape provides the animals — and those who come to see them — room to roam in a peaceful Gold Country paradise where the historic legacy of precious metals is matched only by today’s precious wildlife.
Grab a sled, or just a warm coat and enjoy some snow sliding fun at Goat Meadow Snow Play Area. Just outside Yosemite on Highway 41, this is an excellent area for sledding, snow angels, XC skiing, snowshoeing and more.