Yosemite National Park

ShareTweet Today the day finally came to depart the Alpine Escape at Yosemite National Park.  It was a great stay while it lasted except of course for the hassle with the Subaru and the Fresno Subaru dealer and the usual Canon Camera DSLR failure number three.  With four new tires on the car after only […]

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ShareTweet The Yosemite Tioga Pass Mobile Gas Station restaurant, a MUST visit place with some of the best food around?  Yes, it’s true!  When you think of gas station food you probably think of the microwave cheese burgers or burritos you sneak out of your cubicle to suck down during your shrinking lunch hour.  In […]

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ShareTweet For the second day in a row the lure of the beauty of Yosemite National Park put other adventures on hold.  Yesterday was supposed to be the last day at Yosemite but since the trip back from the Valley area of Yosemite got a late start, one more day was required to explore a […]

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ShareTweet Dog Lake in Yosemite National Park in the Tuolumne Meadows meadows area is a beautiful, peaceful, quiet mosquito infested lake.  The trail up to the lake begins in the parking lot where Lembert Dome is located and is the same trail that goes to Lembert Dome for a good portion of the hike.  The […]

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ShareTweet After a long, strenuous, late hike that ended around 9:30pm last night up to the top of Yosemite Falls and on up to Yosemite Point, the body was a bit tired today.  The next altitude gain for that hike is around 3,000 vertical feet.  It is a hike of over 7 miles and that […]

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ShareTweet Yosemite Point is quite a hike.  You’ll have to hike for 9.4 miles from the base of the Upper Yosemite Falls trail and climb 2,969 vertical feet to get to Yosemite Point!  To get there, plan on a long strenuous day, carry lots of water (a gallon per person at least unless you are […]

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ShareTweet One of the more strenuous hikes in Yosemite National Park is the Upper Yosemite Falls trail that covers 7.6 miles and rises 2,600 feet from the trailhead to the to of Yosemite Falls.  The compares to the Yosemite Mist Trail that take you past Vernal and Nevada Falls, covers 7 miles and rises 2,000 […]

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ShareTweet Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America and one of the top-5 in the world.  From the base in Yosemite Village it is quite a sight to see but what does it look like from the top or on the way up the trail to Upper Yosemite Falls?  The was the quest […]

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ShareTweet Today was another weekend day in Yosemite National Park and as such there was no rush to get down to the Yosemite Visitors Center Area to sit in traffic or look for a parking spot.  It was a day to catch up on sleep, the Ski Anything website and relax for a day away […]

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ShareTweet The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias In Yosemite National park is one of the must see attractions if you decide to venture outside the main Yosemite Valley Village area of the park.  From Yosemite Valley the Mariposa grove is a 36-mile drive south on the Wawona road (Highway 41).  In July 2010, the road […]

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