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I wish I could've stayed longer! My mom, Tia Nancy, my cousin and I all visited for a day and had a marvelous time!


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Breathtakingly beautiful!

 


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This.... is the home of giants.

 


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 September 2013 with John - Curry Village


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 Don't miss Bridal Veil.


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2009 stayed at a lodge there so beautfiul! 

 


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La nature est somptueuse !! A en donner des frissons... On a vécu une expérience géniale avec les petits habitants du parc, à refaire ! 


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 wow. i got the chance of a lifetime and was invited to go to yosemite by my friend! it was so beautiful and the air was crisp and clear! it hailed the first day but the rest of my time there was amazing, the second day we say a huge waterfall and me and my friend and his sisters climbed it. a deer also got really close to us and it was so cool. the wildlife isnt even scared of people anymore


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 Most of the road where closed in November. 


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The most beautiful place in nature I have ever seen! It takes my breath away every time.

 


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UNESCO world heritage site.

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Yosemite National Park From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Yosemite" redirects here. For other uses, see Yosemite (disambiguation). Yosemite National Park IUCN category II (national park) Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View Location Tuolumne, Mariposa, & Madera counties, California, USA Nearest city Mariposa, California Coordinates 37°51′00″N 119°34′04″WCoordinates: 37°51′00″N 119°34′04″W[1] Area 761,268 acres (308,074 ha)[2] Established October 1, 1890 Visitors 3,853,404 (in 2012)[3] Governing body National Park Service   UNESCO World Heritage Site Type: Natural Criteria: vii, viii Designated: 1984 (8th session) Reference No. 308 State Party: United States Region: Europe and North America

Yosemite National Park (/jˈsɛmɨt/ yoh-SEM-it-ee) is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,080.74 km2)[2] and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain.[4] Over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year:[3] most spend their time in the seven square miles (18 km2) of Yosemite Valley.[5] Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity.[5] Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.[6] Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea. First, Galen Clark and others lobbied to protect Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln signing the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Later, John Muir led a successful movement to establish a larger national park encompassing not just the valley, but surrounding mountains and forests as well - paving the way for the United States national park system.[7]

Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet (648 to 3,997 m) and contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone, and alpine. Of California's 7,000 plant species, about 50% occur in the Sierra Nevada and more than 20% within Yosemite. There is suitable habitat or documentation for more than 160 rare plants in the park, with rare local geologic formations and unique soils characterizing the restricted ranges many of these plants occupy.[5]

The geology of the Yosemite area is characterized by granitic rocks and remnants of older rock. About 10 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada was uplifted and then tilted to form its relatively gentle western slopes and the more dramatic eastern slopes. The uplift increased the steepness of stream and river beds, resulting in formation of deep, narrow canyons. About 1 million years ago, snow and ice accumulated, forming glaciers at the higher alpine meadows that moved down the river valleys. Ice thickness in Yosemite Valley may have reached 4,000 feet (1,200 m) during the early glacial episode. The downslope movement of the ice masses cut and sculpted the U-shaped valley that attracts so many visitors to its scenic vistas today.[5]


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Visited twice. Didnt do much activity but just went on a sight seeing trip once during the summer and once during the winter,


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