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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
December 11, 2010
From journal California
South San Francisco, California
August 26, 2006
From journal Yosemite
by Emily May
February 10, 2006
The most visited National Park in the US, due not only to its proximity to L.A., but because of its wonderful scenery and wide variety of activities available for all age and skill levels. I spent just a few short hours inside the park, but I vow to go back. The main drive through the valley of the park has a little bit of everything; waterfalls, cliffs, mountains, rivers, and beautiful rock work to marvel at as you drive past. As with many national parks the drive may be a bit unnerving; the sharp drop-off and the guard rail on one side, the cliff hugging the other. Just this view is enough to entice me, once you enter the valley. Bridalveil falls is an easy walk that takes you near the base of the waterfall. It's said that as the mist hits you, you will find your own true love. As with many myths, take this with a grain of salt, but it's nice to be romantic on vacation.
The falls themselves are wispy and quite tall, definitely worth the short trip up to the base. Along the drive you will cross a river, maybe spot the campers using the grilling stations and picnic tables, and taking advantage of the bridge spanning the river to jump in for a swim. Unfortunately, I tried to venture a bit off to the side of the main area. I was soon driven back, due to the mass of mosquitoes. Within five minutes, I had about twenty bites so don't forget your bug spray, especially during July. Marvelous views, adventure waiting just around the corner, and although crowded, there is always a little space available for yourself.
From journal Seattle to Florida... and Everything in Between
May 8, 2001
The Yosemite Valley Village is the place to start (and finish) and walks - it's a great meeting place. A few of us headed out on our own walk...
The walk was long and hot (and we needed plenty of "water, water, water" stops!), but the scenery was very pretty.
And there were squirrels everywhere!! They were so cute! ^_^ I got lots of photos of squirrels. There were also lots of these blue crested jay birds everywhere, too... so much wild life in the area! Supposedly there were bears and foxes around, too, but we never saw any.
We went to see the waterfall, half the group going ahead right up to the waterfall, but we turned back as we were the slower at walking group. We had lunch down the path a bit, where lots of people ate. Squirrels were everywhere there! Trying to eat everyone's food, and one even climbed on my lap to try to grab my food! They were not afraid, those squirrels.
Even though there were signs everywhere saying "Do not feed the animals" and "A fed animal is a dead animal", idiot tourists keep feeding the squirrels. Which is why they are not scared of people. Now those squirrels won't be able to gather their own food, for when they need it ... so the sign is right - "A fed animal is a dead animal" ... and all those idiot tourists don't care!! -_-
Anyway, we then headed back down the path through the beautiful scenery, with all the animals around everywhere, and managed to get back to the coach on time for leaving.
Go to http://www.nps.gov/yose/ for more information about the Yosemite National Park!
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