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Experience Yosemite Articles

  • Imagine the possibilities for fun and recreation if you were to stay work learn and play in Yosemite Mariposa County. There is plenty to explore here. Get tips on how to bring learning to life, make the most of those in-between times and add excitement and joy into the everyday.

  • September 24, 2020
    Modern Day Pioneers

    While many think of pioneers as people from a bygone era, that spirit is still well alive today in Mariposa County. We call the people that accomplish that today ‘Modern Day Pioneers’. Their stories are unique and in many cases inspiring. The Modern-Day Pioneers video series aims to tell the stories of those forging ahead in Mariposa County today with that pioneering spirit.

  • Yosemite Mariposa County is the home to countless activities and the best things to do near Yosemite.  We’ve taken the liberty of giving you 100 things to do in Mariposa County that don’t include Yosemite National Park to get you on your way to your own adventure.

  • Snowcapped seasonal scenery and a wide variety of recreational activities make Yosemite a spectacular winter escape. Yosemite “reboots” with winter, transforming into a winter sports paradise.

  • Most people don’t realize there’s world-class whitewater rafting right outside Yosemite’s back door. If you want to escape the crowds for a day or two or have extra time to spend in the area, consider adding a rafting trip on the Merced River to your Yosemite National Park vacation.

  • 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!

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