Mysterious Expanse of Yosemite National Park
Come and visit Yosemite National Park located in the state of California in the USA and explore its exciting nook and corners.
Today we shall take up the National Park of Yosemite, America in our trendy destinations around the world. Yosemite is a favorite spot among globe trotters for a long time. And as it is full of surprises we hope that this place will never really exhaust its charm. This place is closeted into granite cliffs of California and is reputed for its numerous waterfalls. El Capitan and Half Dome are two of its most reputed natural formations. In fact photographer, Ansel Adams has made it famous.
Yosemite Valley is open round the year for hiking, camping, and climbing. During the peak seasons of tourism, the traffic is congested in the area. At that time you can avail free shuttle transport so as to ease the traffic and to be environment friendly.
Yosemite Fire fall
This event was an artificial one that was started by the management of Glacier Point Hotel in the year 1872 and it was stopped in the year 1968 on the orders of the National Park Service as it was destabilizing the Park’s ecosystem from overcrowding. As this was not a natural event, in the view to conserve its natural serenity intact the Park authority decided to stop it.
Burning embers were dropped from the peak of Glacier Point to give tourists an impression that a fall of fire is descending.
One of the most iconic features of the Yosemite National Park is the Half Dome. This granite dome is located at the eastern fringe of the National Park. This structure has an impressive height of 1,444 meters. An amazing fact about this is that it produces an optical illusion. You will feel that this dome has lost its northwest half which it has actually not. As Half Dome is located beside the Ahwahnee Meadow, you can watch a whole group of wild animals that graze on this grassland.
People who love to take part in adventurous activities can indulge in Half Dome hiking which is world-famous.
Hiking through the cable route at Half Dome
The season for hiking through the cable route starts off in the month of May.
Essential objects for hiking– Boots, clothing, water, first aid, hiking poles, accommodations, and training.
Water– The biggest word of caution is to have enough water so that there is no chance of facing dehydration. Carry safe drinking water as the water of the Park is not suitable to drink because of the availability of harmful protozoa.
First-aid– To carry over the first-aid kit is a must. This kit may be comprised of band-aids, Neosporin, and gauze. In case you accidentally fall into a shallow gorge, you may alert others through a whistle.
Boots– Do not wear tennis shoes but wear proper boots. Boots should be at least ankle-high. These kinds of boots help you avoid sprains.
Hiking poles– Hiking poles will help you to take strenuous hardy downhill hikes. Hiking poles will reduce pressure on your knees. Trekking poles are proven solutions.
Clothing– Do not wear cotton clothes. Synthetic fibers do not absorb sweat and that is why helping you not to catch a cold. It is recommended to wear shorts or pants having zip-off legs.
Food– You can carry trail mixes, energy bars, beef jerky, and hard candy. Your guide and trainer can suggest to you what to eat and how much to eat. Breakfast should be heavy with bananas, muffins, fruits, raisins, energy drinks, and granolas.
Training– As this is a strenuous hike, you need to carry on with a training schedule. Training would involve steep rock climbing and descending programs. You would require pulling up yourself with the help of cables.
Accommodations– Preplan your trip to Yosemite and book your accommodations at least 6 months before you begin your tour. You can reserve a campsite well before 6 months. Hotel accommodations at Park’s hard-side are open for booking for 1 year. If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, you can do it at a week’s notice.
This spot is often overlooked. But this part of the Yosemite National park is no less than a treasure trove. Having picturesque trails, amazing natural views, and waterfalls; this part will force you to fall in love with itself. However unfortunately most of this part is submerged under the water of the O’Shaughnessy Dam. An interesting fact is that this Dam provides drinking water to the citizens of San Francisco.
In spite of water submersion, people can go on hike trails to reach Wapama Falls-a fun-filled trip. Best time to visit it is early springtime. Fine particles of water from the misty fall will gently wet your body.
You can generally visit this place and hike it for the longest possible time of the year. Other than hiking much other interesting stuff is offered by Hetch Hetchy. Anglers can deeply meditate while relishing their hobby of fishing at nearby Lake Eleanor where you can undertake swimming and camp beside its scenic surroundings.
This is one of the most scenic places in the National Park of Yosemite. Amazing restaurants let you view spectacular sights of waterfalls in the midst of granite rocks. Imagine a view of yourself, sipping a cappuccino while viewing misty waterfalls form an amphitheater. Do not forget to bring in your binoculars.
In the whole of the Sierra Nevada, the Tuolumne Meadows is the biggest subalpine meadow. This is located in the heart of the National Park. Rock climbers and hikers around the world visit this place to have a look and feel of its amazing peaks and domes. Hikers of several ranks can hike through it and also in a cooler environment than The Yosemite National Park.
Come and visit Yosemite National Park and spend some quality time in the laps of nature as this place hides much more in its breast. Take time and explore it on your own.