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Yosemite National Park - Yosemite Valley

So for the Independence Day weekend, I decided to travel to the west coast and take a road trip from San Jose to Las Vegas through Death Valley and Yosemite. 574 more words


Fern Spring

Along Southside Drive that carries 90% of vehicle traffic through Yosemite Valley is a turnout for about four cars.  The sign for Fern Spring is small, like it was meant for hikers more than car/bus passengers, but it provides a quiet respite from the crowds. 157 more words


Yosemite Day Four: Exploring Yosemite Valley

For our very last day in Yosemite National Park (Go here, here, and here to read about my first three days!), we decided to spend our final few hours exploring Yosemite Valley on foot.   353 more words


Yosemite Day Two: Vernal and Nevada Falls Hike

After an epic first day in Yosemite (read all about it here!), we were ready to finally get out for a major hike.  I was honestly worried about my ability to do a hard hike at elevation, but when chatting with some people in line for the showers I learned that the hike up to Vernal and Nevada Falls was one of the best hikes in the park and I couldn’t pass it up.   925 more words


Yosemite Day One: Birthday Hiking and Valley Sightseeing

I’m back from my epic birthday vacation!  It was hands down the best trip ever, and it was an amazing way to celebrate turning 30! 937 more words


Yosemite's Heartbeat

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir… 108 more words


What It Feels Like to Climb Outdoors: A 36-Hour Trip to Yosemite


After 10 hours on the road, we finally arrived at Yosemite National Park. 582 more words