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Welcome Home to Yosemite Mariposa County

Growth and renewal are on full display in Yosemite Mariposa County this spring! Rivers rush, waterfalls roar, and animals roam, as green fills the Sierra Nevada foothills and the mountains of Yosemite!

Yosemite Videos

Yosemite Mariposa County is home to countless things to do, open spaces to explore and great options for dining, lodging and shopping. In a county that is larger than the state of Rhode Island, it can be easy to overlook amazing points of interest. To help you make sure that you're seeing everything that you possibly can on your trip to Mariposa County, take a look at our videos here and for more great Yosemite videos, take a look at our Youtube page and be sure to subscribe to our channel to be the first to see the most recent content.

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Highlights of Free Climbing Yosemite's El Capitan

This is part five of a five-episode series about the history of rock climbing in Yosemite National Park. This episode features free climbing on El Capitan beginning with the first free ascent of the Nose by Lynn Hill in the 1990s, up to the more recent accomplishments of speed ascents by some of today’s most famous climbers.

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Yosemite Climbing Pioneer Jim Bridwell

This episode features pioneering climber Jim Bridwell, one of the first to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan in under a day and established many first ascents in Yosemite and around the world. His contributions to Yosemite Search and Rescue remain extremely relevant to Yosemite.

Modern Day Pioneers

While many think of pioneers as people from a bygone era, that spirit is still well alive today in Mariposa County. Many come here looking for a new start in a beautiful setting, in search of new business opportunities or to build a home, or business from scratch. 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.

1850 Restaurant & Brewery
Zephyr Whitewater Rafting
Blackberry Inn Yosemite
Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Mariposa Gold

There are nuggets of history around every corner in Yosemite Mariposa County! From charming Gold Rush-era towns that still exist today to Yosemite National Park, there is a vein of timeless wonder that runs through this great community. The ways to experience our rich history are endless. A walk-through old town Mariposa evokes thoughts of swinging doors that lead into saloons and horse-drawn wagons carrying miners and their bullion. A step into our museums details our Gold Rush history that led to the establishment of Mariposa County and its towns. You’ll get a peek into a time when the west was still wild.

Highlights of Free Climbing Yosemite's El Capitan
Yosemite Climbing Pioneer Jim Bridwell
Historic Hand-Made Climbing Gear
Yosemite Climbing: the Race to the Top!

Mariposa Moments

Each video is a brief view of some part of Yosemite Mariposa County. Some videos have music, some are just natural sounds. All of them are about feeling like you're experiencing a moment of what it's like to be here.

Underwater Ghost Town
The Merced River
Mountain Biking
Bridalveil Fall
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