Why you should visit Yosemite National Park

For thousands of years, snowmelt from peaks of Yosemite National Park has rushed over the cliff before to Bridal veil fall, and this is just one of the many jaw-dropping sites in California Sierra Nevada, home to Yosemite National Park.

Every year 4 million people visit Yosemite to see the work of mother nature from towering granite cliffs, mountains formed by volcanic forces and an unspoiled realm of primeval forest and untouched wilderness. A place to truly see the strength of nature. The park is roughly the size of Los Angeles, and most roads do not crisscross so there’s plenty of space for a great escape.

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From here you will have a chance to get your first glimpse of El Capitan, Cathedral rocks, Bridal veil Falls, iconic half Dome and the magnificent wilderness of the Yosemite Valley. The valley is an amazing place no matter how you see.

Going through Yosemite Valley’s Merced River, park’s untamed main artery that provides the water for all the scenic waterfalls in the park. Yosemite is famous for its waterfalls, many of its falls regularly make the national parks top 10 waterfalls.

The jaw-dropping and thrill of Yosemite will stop you in your tracks. Water crashing against the massive rocks, producing a mist which at night creates moon bow’s and once the sunlight fades and darkness sweeps over the park. From the valley floor, there is one waterfall after another, along with the panorama. The trail is nearly 9 miles each way and all uphill so make sure you’re in good shape for taking it on, and it leads to the Park’s Primavista glacier point.

It’s a long hike to get up there, but it’s worth it.

It covers the entire eastern half of the valley. The 360° view includes waterfalls and half Dome. Half Dome is the sheerest granite cliff on the continent, and you can actually hike to its bald top in a tough 12-hour climb, along with the steep. In a Fourteen Mile trail, you’ll come across Vernal Falls, which is accessible via the mist Trail but this is no time to drag your feet. Continuing up the 5000 feet hike and climbing past robust cascade and Terrace layers of rocks, all part of the chain of waterfalls sometimes called the giant staircase. Or for climbers, a harrowing assisted climbing to the top but better leave your fear of height at home, and you can also venture across the Yosemite Valley to the park others 3600 ft Summit of El Capitan.

For most, it’s a majestic site to see, but for the courageous few, it’s the climbers’ nirvana. The 2900 ft southwest face is a vertigo conquering challenge to most of us mortals. It was once considered an impossible climb until 1958 when it was finally conquered by Warren Harding, not the President. Harding was a famous rock climber, nicknamed fatso because he could spend days hanging from cliffs like this and he even invented a bat tent for sleeping. Today this site is the top rockclimbing locations in the world, and incredibly there are those who are scaled at these merciless walls as free climbers.

When you go to Yosemite, search for the short-unmarked trail to panorama point. Do not skip this unless you are terrified of height. One day you’ll look back on your life and split it into two before Yosemite and after Yosemite.

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