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Explore The Mountains And Valleys Of California’s Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite is a place straight from J.R.R Tolkien’s book. Located in California’s Nevada mountains, Yosemite is picturesque in almost all sense. Trees, valleys, mountains, iconic waterfall, nature had showered its love in abundance. Does it mean visitors have to binge into nature all day? No, Yosemite ensures you fun-filled events and numerous other activities.

Today, India Imagine brings you into California’s most beautiful place, probably one on earth…Read on…

Activities for outdoor fun and adventure

As soon as put your foot on Yosemite Mariposa County, gear yourself up for some serious outdoor fun. Some of them are listed below…

  • Hiking through the mountain valleys

Yosemite has some extraordinary wildlife, and flowers on the mountain range and hiking experience quest your thirst for both nature and adventure. Hiking trails like the Mist Trail, Glen Aulin Hike, Merced Grove Trail are most visited. Although they may sound alike, they have a completely different experience of the gift.

Yosemite Hiking / Image credit: myyosemitepark.com

The Mist Trail is a heavenly walk of 11 km around the Nevada fall. It’s a view worth visiting. Glen hike is more of lush meadows and dense forests. While Merced Grove trail ushers you through old road carving its way through dense sequoia groves. There are several other hiking trails across Yosemite National Park that you can give a try. You can either hire a guide or simply grab a guide book and map and get set to go.

  • Ride like a cowboy!

Tourists visiting Yosemite never miss the horse ride. Several family-owned ranches render great service for people interested in experiencing horse ride through the hills and valleys. Imagine how it would be to ride across the lush green forest and stay awhile around to watch streaming water through hills all while riding on horseback?

  • Rafting against the waters

Many of us have had rafting experiences before, but I can bet there is nothing like rafting experience in Yosemite Valley. There are two major locations for rafting in Yosemite that enable tourists to pick up the best slot for them. The Merced River is also one of the best choices for a complete park errand and rafting experience.

  • Rock climbing sport to gear up adventure.

    Yosemite Rock climbing
    Yosemite Rock climbing / Image credit: npr.org

Yosemite is well known for rock climbing sport and quite development has been noticed in a few years. Professional climbers often end up here around the year to polish their skills and render it to another level. For tourists, there are professional guides and services to keep your adventure safe and uneventful.

Attraction and sightseeing at Yosemite

Yosemite was once called ” Temple to Nature” by none other than John Muir. Tourists are lured to the countless places that are main attractions across Mariposa County. Glacier Point in Yosemite is beautiful, alluring, and “worth visiting again” spot. Tourists come here to watch birds, hike or simply adorn nature and lose themselves in the scenic beauty.

Yosemite Attraction
Yosemite Attraction / Image credit: travelchannel.com

Another spot that attracts tourists is the melancholy beauty of Chilnualna falls in Wawona. And when you are in Yosemite, missing Nevada fall and Liberty Cap will be a crime! Located at the heart of Yosemite National Park, the Mist Trail, Nevada fall is no wonder the most beautiful place on earth. Just left of the fall is liberty cap. The place is filled with tourists, hikers, and trekkers. In case you are not too tired of hiking and trekking just visit Mariposa County Courthouse. People often come to visit this 17th-century building.

Gold panning in Yosemite

There is an old story behind this activity. Once a traveler spotted a speck of gold dust in the riverside of Merced. Since then there was no looking back. People across the country are obsessed with the idea of trying their luck in collecting their share of gold! You too can spin your luck and Indulge in this activity time being for fun.

Visit award-winning Mariposa Museum

Yosemite Mariposa
Yosemite Mariposa / Image credit: fresnobee.com

A small museum exploring the historical artifacts reminiscing Mariposa Yosemite that gained popularity due to the gold rush and 19th century is situated in the heart of the county. Exploring the museum is like exploring Yosemite history and culture in a nutshell.

Relaxing a Yosemite way

A long day of the astounding tour should end with great food and sleep. But wait, when you are in Yosemite things are a little bit different. Spas and wellness centers across the county are popular among the tourists. You can also dedicate an entire day and book a slot for various services offered such as soothing facials, sauna, massage therapy, and yoga. Meditation looking ahead the mountains and riverbanks are dream come true for those who are looking for a spiritual attribution. So don’t hesitate, just book your slot now!

Food, wine, and breweries

Yosemite Food and Wine
Yosemite Food and Wine / Image credit: Yosemite.com

Yosemite’s love for food is not just a matter of tastebuds. The food here is a part of their culture and pav way too many food events that are held all around the year. Every winter, chefs from renowned American restaurants meet in Yosemite to share and learn new ideas and innovation. The county has a good taste for wines and they own some hundred-year-old wines to their credit!

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