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Yosemite National Park Vacations


For years National parks have served as the center to spend quality time and vacation with your family and friends. One of the most adored national parks is “Yosemite National park” that is in United States located in the state of California. It is almost 5-6hours drive from Los Angeles and at the border of Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. California even has songs written, praising the beauty it has, so just imagine what fun this National Park would be.


The history of Yosemite national park dates back to the 19th century when the tribe “Ahwahneeche” lived here. This place was uncovered during the Mariposa wars when some personnel of US Army entered in this region. A significant contribution was done in the reign of President Lincoln when the Yosemite national park bill was officially accepted and a grant was decided for the protection and renovation of this area.


This park is famous for its lofty cliffs, attention grabbing glaciers, striking waterfalls and clear blue turquoise waterfalls. The definition of nature can be derived from this place. Every year millions of people come here and expend their time. Yosemite national park is spread to an area of about 760000acres. Yosemite national park has beautiful valleys and amongst all the valleys “Yosemite valley” leads all the rest. Although this Valley constitutes only one percent of the total park area but it is quite popular for its dazzling landscapes. This is the focal point of this park because tourists and people who come in Yosemite national park for the stay, normally stays in the Yosemite Valley. The three top tourist spots are the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa grove of Giant Sequoias. Merced and Tuolumne groves of Giant sequoias are also quite famous among the people who pay their visit to this park. For the preservation of the culture and history of this place “Yosemite Museum” is also instituted.

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Once you get down to this place you will never get bored of the startling and heart throbbing panorama of this place. Yosemite national park is open throughout the year but the best time to drop in at this place is during the spring and summers. Innumerable trails of hiking are present. In fact the real beauty of this place can only be visualized by hiking and walking. Although Yosemite shuttle bus service for the aged ones is also available. If you decide to take the transportation service try taking the route of “Tioga road” which is filled with the enthralling scenery. Aside from hiking and trailing you can even try out the rock climbing which has become a sport as well. You will find some groups in here training rock climbing if you don’t know it already. “Granite cliff” in the Yosemite Valley is the most famous rock for this sport. You will also find the bicycle paths quite in abundance in the Yosemite national park. The flora and fauna is rich in number and diverse. Yosemite Valley is known for its beatific waterfalls and these waterfalls are the major contributors in keeping the beauty of Yosemite national park alive.

By Anushay Q., published at 01/12/2012
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