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.
Choose to stay in historic hotels and lodging in Yosemite Mariposa County and experience this region’s legacy firsthand. Staying in these historic places makes you a part of their long-standing history, and adds a unique dimension to a visit to Yosemite Mariposa County.
Looking for a great spot to relax with friends to reminisce and spin tales after a day exploring Yosemite Mariposa County? Meet up with other like-minded night-owls for some night life – Yosemite-style, at one of these welcoming local bars.
Gather in Yosemite in October and November to celebrate the season of giving with a fine harvest of sights and experiences. Find tips on where to stay and what to see during this golden season in Yosemite.