Yosemite National Park, California

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

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Yosemite National Park

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News

Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Close Due to Winter Weather

Due to an incoming winter storm system, the Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Glacier Point Road will remain closed until the storm system passes and the road can be evaluated for hazards. The road will reopen when road conditions are safe for vehicular traffic.

Tourism to Yosemite National Park Creates $624,129,000 in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,009,438 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2018 spent $495,245,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,184 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $624,129,000.

Yosemite National Park Preparing for an Extremely Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Yosemite National Park is preparing for an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. The park expects high visitation, especially from Friday, May 24, 2019 through Monday, May 27, 2019.

Yosemite National Park Photos

From the Valley Floor

Kirk Lougheed posted a photo:

From the Valley Floor

Yosemite Valley, California

A cloudy spring day, just before sunrise, looking towards the trees on the opposite bank of the Merced River. All around us rise the granite walls of Yosemite Valley.

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California, Yosemite National Park. El Capitan reflects in the still waters of the Merced River on a winter day.

Snow Falling on Oak Trees

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Snow Falling on Oak Trees

California, Yosemite National Park. Snow falls on the oak trees on the valley floor.

Tunnel View - Yosemite

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Tunnel View - Yosemite

It took us awhile to get to Yosemite this year. Every time we looked at the weather it was raining. This day was perfect with blue skies along with a few clouds. This photo is from the Tunnel View area in Yosemite National Park. The waterfalls were flowing everywhere and the river was high, the only issue, visiting this time of year, is that the park was extremely crowded and for most of the photos I just dropped my wife off and came back to get her as there was nowhere to park. Tunnel View provides one of the most iconic views of Yosemite Valley. From here you can see El Capitan and Bridal veil Fall rising from Yosemite Valley, with Half Dome in the background. This viewpoint is at the east end of the Wawona Tunnel along the Wawona Road (Highway 41). Yes, it looks the same as it ever was but we enjoy it anew every time we come.

Sentinel Dome

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Sentinel Dome

Climbing Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park, California

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Wawona Point

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Wawona Point

Wawona Point

Sentinel Dome Summit

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Sentinel Dome Summit

View from the summit of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park, California

Galen Clark Tree

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Galen Clark Tree

Galen Clark Tree

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Artist Point

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Artist Point

Artist Point

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Half Dome, top of cable ladder

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Half Dome Trail

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir