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The Bruces and Their Wawona Sawmill

  Story by Leslie Train Homeowner of Cabin 16B My grandmother, Charlotte Bruce Gibner, and her two older sisters Allie and Fanny were raised by their aunt and uncle Henry & Jean Washburn in the Wawona Hotel and San Francisco. My grandmother’s father, John Bruce, was general manager at the hotel but died when my …Read More

Hiking Mariposa Grove in Yosemite

7 Southern Yosemite Hikes to Jumpstart your Spring

  It’s spring in Yosemite! The snow has melted in nearly all of the lower elevations, the rivers and streams are rushing, the baby animals are strolling, the flowers are in full bloom, and the mountains are calling. What better way to see the natural beauty of Yosemite than by taking a hike during this …Read More

5 Facts about Yosemite’s Wawona Tunnel

Written by Christina Kantzavelos, BuenQamino Most people who have had the opportunity to venture through Yosemite National Park, have driven through the famous and historical Wawona Tunnel. It is part of three main roads in Yosemite Valley, transporting you down to Tunnel View and Yosemite Valley, or up to Wawona and Mariposa Grove on California …Read More

Half Dome in Winter from Pohono Bridge

10 Reasons Winter in Yosemite is Magical

  Winter in Yosemite is magical! We are talking snow covered peaks, frosted trees, frozen waterfalls, frazil ice, little to no crowds, and a heap of activities including ice skating, downhill and cross-country skiing, hot cocoa, quality time next to a roaring fireplace, and more. And these are just a few of the essential activities …Read More

7 Things to do in Yosemite’s Last Call to Fall

written by Christina P. Kantzavelos photo by Kim Lawson It’s time to throw on your scarf and beanie, sip on a pumpkin spice latte, and witness Yosemite’s multi-chromatic transition last days of Fall. With this change there are still quite a few awesome things to do in the park and in our neck of the …Read More

Cabin 39 River Song - Wawona, Yosemite National Park

Where are you from?

poem by Kyla King of Cabin 39 I am from warm summers spent learning the names of brilliant wildflowers that cling to granite cliffs and peek out from beneath the scraggly limbs of weathered old pine trees. I am from clear, calm pools formed over many years in the bends of the south fork of …Read More

The Grizzly Giant: 4 must-know Facts about Yosemite’s Oldest Tree

Fun facts and story by  Christina P. Kantzavelos, www.buenqamino.com Estimated to have taken root around 200 AD, a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum) named the Grizzly Giant is both the tallest and oldest tree in Yosemite National Park, standing at a solid 209 feet (try getting a vertical panorama of that!). If that’s not impressive, its …Read More