Explore Yosemite’s Secrets – Yosemite National Park is not just a spectacular valley. It is also an iconic symbol of environmental preservation, a shrine to human foresight, a glimpse into the strength of granite, a hint at the earth shaping power of glaciers, and a place for reflection in the High Sierra.
Come and explore Yosemite’s Secrets and learn to adventure!
First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls and granite cliffs. 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. No matter what season you visit, Yosemite is a place that will leave you in awe.
Nearly 95 percent of Yosemite National Park is designated Wilderness and oftern one of the best ways to experience the 1,100 square miles of the Yosemite Wilderness. Bag a peak, view a water fall or gaze up at the expansive sky above this amazing National Park!
Wilderness is a special distinction granted by Congress protecting land from further development.
Some tips from the National Park Service –
“As is true of all mountainous regions, weather in the Sierra Nevada can change rapidly at any time of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation variability. Since Yosemite varies in elevation from 2,000 feet to over 13,000 feet, the lower foothills of the park can be experiencing the rebirth of spring while the higher elevations remain in the grip of winter. The higher you go, the colder and more temperamental the climate gets. March, April, October, and November are transitional months when warm, sunny days can suddenly become stormy. Although summer in the Sierra is known for its sunny days, it is not unheard of for clouds to build up suddenly, creating a downpour that could last a few hours or several days.” Check out the website below and find out what to expect this season. – https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/seasons.htm