Yosemite National Park


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Yosemite Travel Guide

“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”

Though Yosemite National Park was officially created when President Benjamin Harrison signed it into legislation on October 1, 1890, the history of Yosemite Valley greatly precedes this particular moment in history. A longtime home to the Ahwahnechee (it is estimated that they lived in the valley for almost 7,000 years before the park was established), the valley was once populated by tribes who would hunt, gather, and build their dwellings in the spectacular setting we know today as Yosemite.

Years passed and Yosemite became a famed destination. From the musings of John Muir to Ansel Adams’ stunning documentary photographs of the valley to Alex Honnold’s daring (and ropeless) three-hour ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite has proven itself a place of history, natural beauty, outdoor exploration, and sheer wonder. 

Know Before You Go

All you need before you book your tickets and zip your bag!
A view of the mountains of Yosemite at dusk

Sleepless in Yosemite

Multiple times I’ve been asked, “Where is the strangest place you’ve ever slept?” I’m not exactly sure why this question continually comes up in conversation,

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