I have seen a documentary recently and I decided to visit Yosemite National Park. Why do you think that I made this decision so quickly? Let me give you some details and I am sure you will understand my reasons completely.

Founded in 1890, Yosemite National Park is located 4 hours drive to the east of San Francisco and has 2,400 square km of wilderness. You can visit Yosemite National Park in Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The park is particularly known for its unique landscape with huge sequoia trees that are over 2500-3000 years old, with a diameter of 11 meters and a height of 75-90 meters. The wonderful mountains and wildlife are usually crowded in the months of summer and they are almost left alone in the winter, when the temperatures are lower.

The largest and the tallest forests with sequoia are found in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks from the Southern Sierra Nevada. Many mature sequoias can be seen in the park, in every one of the three forests: Mariposa Grove, Tuolumne Grove and Merced Grove. Of all these, Mariposa Grove, which is located mostly in the south of the park, is the largest one known for its giants Grizzly and for Wawona Tunnel Tree too.

This place is huge and, in order to visit Yosemite National Park, you need a few good days off, so that you are able to choose your location where you want to be hosted. In this place you can find a wide variety of accommodation from luxurious hotels to rustic cabins. For those of you who like being in adventures, the perfect choice appears to be the tent.

Yosemite has 13 campsites in the park, as: Lower Pines, North Pines, Upper Pines and Sunnyside Walk-in, right inside Yosemite Valley. In the outside you can see Bridalveil Creek, Crane Flat, Hodgdon Meadow, Porcupine Flat, Tamarack Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, White Wolf and Yosemite Creek.

Yosemite National Park is located near an Indian Cultural Center, the gallery of Ansel Adams and the Wilderness Center. The main attractions for which you should visit Yosemite National Park are: Mariposa Grove Park, where there are sequoia trees of unimaginable dimensions for the tourists, but also places like: Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy and many spectacular waterfalls with numerous rock formations.

About 95 percent of Yosemite National Park is characterized by wilderness, protected by the Congress Against Human Action and further development. The best way to experience the 2,400 square km of the wilderness we are talking about is to explore the park on foot, so you can see with your own eyes all the splendors hosted in it.

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