October 1, 1890, John Muir and his peers pushed for legislation and action to safeguard nature. The president at the time, Benjamin Harrison, had signed a bill to officially make Yosemite a national park. Interestingly, Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove were designated as national parks in 1864 through a land grant provided by President Lincoln at the time, but they were not included until 1906. The 1890 decree established a buffer zone surrounding the Valley and Grove.
National parks are protected pieces of land and bodies of water that the public can access. This allows individuals the opportunity to explore the wilderness and access outdoor activities they wouldn't be able to partake in a city. Some examples would be hiking, kayaking, and so much more.Questions? Reviews
Yosemite National Park is by far one of the most beautiful places we’ve explored so far in the US. With the vast forests and mountainous landscapes, this is a picture perfect place to be.
What can be said about Yosemite National Park that hasn't been said already? It was an incredible experience! The grandness is beyond description. I went to the park on a program, which I strongly suggest because of the twisting roads.
Nature's wonder, Yosemite Valley is a must visit for beautiful falls, scenic hikes, amazing meadows and of course hotels like the Ahwahnee Lodge, Yosemite Valley Lodge. Best time to visit is pretty much any time except for peak winter when some of the roads inside the park may be closed.
With over 3.5 million yearly visitors from throughout the world, the iconic Yosemite National Park is known for some of the most beautiful hikes and landscapes in the United States. There are over 800 miles of trails to explore through Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, and Wawona.
This is an amazing place to go with families for bonding, nature, creating memories etc. We did the upper Yosemite Falls hike. It was longer than expected! It's 3.5 miles up and 3.5 miles down. It's quite steep. We didn't' pack enough water, so if you think you have enough water BRING MORE!
This trip to Yosemite afforded me the opportunity to explore some amazing trails and regions within Yosemite National Park. Breath taking views, wonderfully like minded travel group and amazing guide all made for a wonderful holiday!