Blogs from Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, United States, North America

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We came to this place & it was Beautiful. Only problem was the million other people that came too! I would hate to see what's it's like during their peak period. Never never take for granted the uncrowded conditions of our Australia. We climbed up the top of the falls which took about 4 hours. Difficult climb but worth the view at the top. Coming down was tough on the knees. Bit proppy at the end! I will let the pics tell the story........... read more
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Today my trip would be half over. Every day after today I would be closer to home. I reluctantly left Ocean Front hostel in San Diego as it was the best hostel I would stay at on this trip. Traffic was light considering what I was expecting for Southern California and I made good time all the way to the base of mountain near Yosemite. At this point the roads narrow and go up a winding mountain route. I lowered the gear on my car and drove very slowly up the mountain. It was slow going and the roads were slippery because it had started to snow. I got to Yosemite hostel and checked in. It was deserted as the one in St Louis and I was informed they weren't expecting any tourist until a few ... read more
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We've lived in California for more than 6 years now until this weekend hadn't made it to Yosemite Valley for a visit. This park is one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world, and we took full advantage of the weekend with refreshing hikes, amazing scenery, and food and accommodations at a world class lodge - the Ahwahnee.... read more
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Hello all, Today I decided do a spontaneous in the moment last minute trip to Yosemite. It was something I had been wanting to do for awhile so I just decided to do it, even though I ended up going by myself. What a humbling experience and trip it was, no signal, people from all over the world and just the beautiful nature and scenery that is Yosemite National Park. Here are some pictures I took myself while i was there. I visited Yosemite Valley, Tolumne Meadows (Teneya Lake) The giant Sequoias, and Glacier Point.... read more
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Glacier Point


Retour au Yosemite National Park pour finir la viste. Malheureusement nous sommes hors saison, il faut donc imaginer les cascades tombant de ces falaises de plus de 900m de haut !... read more
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Tuesday 29th We stock up with food, drink and fuel as we leave the camp site having learnt to do so while we can. We head off on the 41 towards Fresno and decide to take a look at the place. As we approach Fresno the road network's not as per our map and before we know what's happened we're at a spaghetti junction and on the road to Kings Canyon. Goodbye Fresno ! We plow on and cross open fields and lots of fruit growing areas. The road up to Kings Canyon is another tight winding road and we get the odd glimpse of the valleys below. Eventually we arrive at the rangers station and get into the park. We pull into the first camp ground we see and find it's really empty. We get ... read more
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Breakfast in the rain
Zumwalt Meadow Kings Canyon


Left early today so we could find parking at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Hiked trail through old forest, saw a sequoia estimated to be 1,800 years old called The Grizzly Giant, the California Tunnel Tree (cut in 1895 to allow horse-drawn stages to pass through), the Faithful Couple (two large trees fused together at their base and sharing the same root system, remain clearly seperated above. The Bachelor and Three Graces is another example of four different trees sharing the same root system. Drove on to Tuolumne Meadows but rain moved in and we turned back to camp. Seeing Yosemite requires a lot of driving and riding. Long day, had to refresh at El Cid Mexican Restaurant in Oakhurst. Highly recommended if you like Mexican food.... read more
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We returned to Nicely's restaurant up the street from our hotel for breakfast, they opened at 7am so we were on the doorstep at 7.05 am ( didn't want to appear too eager!) in order to get breakfast and on the road as early as possible. The service was great and by 7.25 am we had the car loaded and were on our way. Yosemite - here we come! I've been waiting for this day for so long! Within minutes of setting off we were on Tioga Pass, the main pass that leads to the Park and through it. The Pass twisted and turned it's way up the mountain climbing higher and higher, with each turn the scenery just kept getting better and better. There were lots of places to pull over and take a good ... read more
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Restaurant halfway up Tioga Pass
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Before I start my tale of the day, I want to ensure you know that this blog service doesn’t necessarily show all my images in the body of the blog. Often some of the images are further down, below the advertising, at the end of the writing. I don’t like this and will probably not use this service again in the future, but will keep using it on this trip for convenience. —————————————————————— Yosemite Valley is a marvellous sight. Every direction you look there is a view that is unique, not only in the valley, but, to my knowledge, unique to anywhere else in the world. If you haven’t been to Yosemite and walked some of the valley trails, I think you should put it on your bucket list. You won’t be sorry. After two false ... read more
People at Vernal Fall bridge
Half Dome
Upper Yosemite Falls




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