Yosemite National Park Journals

Yosemite Wonders

A July 2000 trip to Yosemite National Park by Muchmor

Glacier Point Trail Hike Photo, Yosemite National Park, California More Photos
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Yosemite Wonders

Overview

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The whole experience of Yosemie is awesome. There is Mariposa Grove for the giant trees, Glacier Point for views to die for, The Valley for more views and a bit of culture, an sightseeing beyond your wildest dreams.Quick Tips: Wear sturdy walking boots. Keep to the trails and listen to the rangers advice. Be very careful when on top of Glacier Point, the air is thinnner so you get out of breath more easily and there is not much to stop you from toppling over the top.Best Way To Get Around: You need a car to get around Yosemite, to get from point to point. But once at each point there are other options. At Mariposa, take the tout tram, at Glacier Point walk, and in the valley walk aro...Read More

Miners Inn Motel: Lounge

Hotel | "Miners Inn"

Miners Inn Motel: Lounge Photo, Mariposa, California
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Whilst visiting Yosemite we stayed in the Miners Inn Motel located in Mariposa about 45 minutes from Yosemite entrance. At first sight this looks like a low budget motel, but the rooms are more than adequate. The standard rooms are large and have two queen or one king bed, TV, en-suite bathroom and coffee making facilities. It is clean and comfy and has air conditioning - it's very hot here in the summer. Although this could not be classed as a luxury hotel, it more than satisfied our needs for the two nights we stayed. You can upgrade to their suites which have fireplaces, kitchenette and some have spa tubs. Other amenities include a gift shop which also sells essentials, a wine shop, a small swi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 23, 2003

Miners Inn Motel: Lounge
5181 Hwy 49 North
Mariposa, California 95338
(888) 646-2244

Mariposa Grove

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Attraction

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The Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, located at the southernmost end of Yosemite, is the largest stand of giant sequoias in the park (with almost 500). These trees have been around about 70 million years. To put this into perpective, dinosaurs (and many other varieties of living things) went extinct around 66 million years ago, but the giant sequoias survived. Giant sequoias are the largest single organisms ever to live on earth. The oldest giant sequoia is the Grizzly Giant, found in the Mariposa Grove--it is about 2,700 years old?! The Mariposa Grove is open year-round; however, the road closes with the first significant snow and reopens in late spring (depending on conditions). Most...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2003

Mariposa Grove
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
209/372-0200

Glacier Point Trail Hike

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Attraction | "Glacier Point"

Glacier Point Trail Hike Photo, Yosemite National Park, California
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This has to be the most breathtaking place I have ever been to. Even now, I have a photograph pinned to my PC at work of the view as you get to the top of the point. It is truly awesome. You are left speechless by its sheer beauty and size. I could go on forever about the snow-capped mountains, the spectacular waterfalls cascading thousands of feet down the cliffs, the view of the Yosemite valley floor and the river winding its way around it. But to be honest, unless you have seen it for yourself, you will never appreciate it just from someone putting it into words. You cannot, in fact, put this into words. When I started writing this, I had in my head all the things I wanted to say, but it is just wa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2003

Glacier Point Trail Hike
Southside Drive
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
+1 209 372 0200