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02/5/2024
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Spring Blossoms in April in Yosemite: A Complete Guide to Visiting Yosemite National Park in April

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Are you getting ready for an epic adventure in one of America’s most iconic national parks? Yosemite is the land of soaring waterfalls and towering granite cliffs, and Yosemite puts on a real show for April visitors. Spring has sprung, and this season of rebirth is the perfect time to explore the breathtaking scenery of Yosemite National Park. Grab your hiking boots, pack your camera, and prepare to be amazed...

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01/30/2024
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7 Facts About Yosemite Badger Pass Ski & Snowboard Area: Why You Should Visit

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The Yosemite Badger Pass Ski and Snowboard Area is located 17.6 miles (about 30 min. drive one way) from Wawona inside Yosemite National Park. Conditions permitting, it is open from mid-December through mid-March, and brings many visitors to visit and test out its slopes each year. With an elevation difference of 7,200-8,000 feet, and a vertical drop of 800 ft, it offers 88 acres of groomed ski area, 10 ski runs, and...

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01/13/2024
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Witnessing The Horsetail Firefall In Yosemite Should Be On Everyone’s Bucket List

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Every year, hundreds prepare and gather in Yosemite Valley in February, in hopes of witnessing one of the world’s most amazing natural phenomena, the fire lit Horsetail Fall, also known as ‘Firefall.’ The stunning visual phenomenon occurs when an ephemeral (seasonal) waterfall that flows after snow melt or heavy rainfall on the west side of El Capitan, pairs with a cloudless sky and bright orange sun setting in just the...

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01/4/2024
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Yosemite in March

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Visit to Yosemite in March Yosemite in March is the sweet spot of winter’s first blossoming into spring. It’s a season of sandals and snow, of solitude and sunshine, and on top of all that, some of the most spectacular scenes Yosemite can dream up. Ready to plan a visit to Yosemite that will be ready for anything that March has in store? Read...

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12/16/2023
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Visiting Yosemite in February

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Let’s be clear, there is no “bad time” to visit Yosemite National Park. Every season has its own particular charm and its own set of devotees who can sing the season’s myriad praises. However, February stands out, even among the delightful winter months, as a particularly inspiring time to visit Yosemite. Why Visit Yosemite in February? February is a prime time to see Yosemite in all her winter majesty. It’s...

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12/12/2023
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Discovering Yosemite in January

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Yosemite in January sleeps under a blanket of snow. The bears and squirrels and other hibernators have gone to ground. A feeling of quiet lies on the land. The holiday revelers are also gone making it easy to find quiet spaces where you can pause and reflect on the year, either solo or in the company of those closest to you. There is plenty to keep you busy during the...

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11/13/2023
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Yosemite Winter Chain Controls: What You Need to Know About Winter Driving & Chain Requirements

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Yosemite’s scenery is especially stunning during the winter months. You’ll find a halo of snow along the high peaks and clinging to ledges along the famous cliffs. The park is open, and in one of its most-quiet and majestic seasons. Even if you’ve visited before in another season, you’ll find winter in Yosemite to be a unique and magical experience. On most days, getting around in winter is easy enough...

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11/13/2023
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Why You Have to Visit Yosemite in December

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Grab your camera, and hiking boots, wax your skis, and get ready for a magical visit to Yosemite in December. December is a great month for visiting Yosemite National park. If you’ve already managed a visit to Yosemite during the winter months, you know the special charm of a snow-covered landscape, beautiful enough when it was bare, now decorated in a soft blanket of white to heighten the grandeur. December...

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11/10/2023
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Solo Travel in Yosemite

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Yosemite National Park abounds in natural beauty and opportunities for adventure and discovery in a relatively safe, welcoming environment. This makes it an ideal destination for solo female travel. Yosemite National Park has World-Famous Scenery Yosemite’s iconic landscapes are famous the world over – from the dizzying heights of cliffs like El Capitan to the roar of spring waterfalls or the unique façade of Half Dome rising up over Yosemite...

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11/1/2023
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Native History in Wawona

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Wind the clock back. Travel back in your mind to a time long before paved roads and the cars that travel them; before the buildings now preserved in the Yosemite History Center were built in the early 1900s; and before Yosemite was designated as a National Park in 1890. Let’s go back to the edges of the times we know about today – to stories of people who lived here...

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