Planning Trip to Yosemite I Quick peek to Yosemite National Park I EverReady in Yosemite
alley that never disappoints, Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Yosemite referred to the Indian tribe that lived in this valley. It’s famed for high concentration of waterfalls, its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. For Over 3.5 million visitors every year all around the world, this place has imprinted it’s picturesque and heavenly memories.
Yosemite offers different eye feasts in different weather. Open throughout the year, but spring is the best time visit to enjoy blooming wildflowers and avoid summer crowds.
If you are planning to visit Yosemite, make a blueprint of what you want to do here.
El Capitan: El Capitan, rising over 3,000 feet above the floor of Yosemite Valley, is the world’s ultimate challenge for experienced rock climbers. This giant granite cliff is found on the north side of the valley. The nose is one of the original technical climbing routes up El Capitan.
Half dome: Half Dome is perhaps the most recognized symbol of Yosemite. Rising nearly 5,000 feet above the Valley floor, it is one of the most sought-after landmarks in Yosemite. I would rate hiking difficulty to 11 out of 10.
And Don’t forget that you would need permit to hike, which is awarded through lottery.
For hikers Yosemite gifts total 228 hiking trails with different difficulty levels.
Bridal Veil Fall, the most prominent water falls in Yosemite, where water falls is blown away sideways by the brisk wind. Therefore, native americans called this waterfall “POHONO” Spirit of the puffing wind. This is the very first water fall you would see when you enter yosemite. Not a hiker, still you would be able to enjoy panoramic view of this waterfall. For hikers, the main advantages: Short loop for the bridal veil fall is cooled by the mists that waft from the waterfall.
Fire fall: leaving many speechless, this illusion in the yosemite makes it appear that lava is flowing over the cliff. However, you can see this natural phenomenon for a short time in February. How does it happen, light refraction! Yes! you heard me right. All it needs is setting sun hitting waterfall at right angle. That’s why as I earlier said, Yosemite offers different feasts in different weather.
Mist trail: this is the signature hike of this park. the Mist Trail has fabulous views scattered all along it, beginning at the bridge overlook, progressing to two unforgettable waterfalls that fall a combined total of more than 900 feet (270 meters), and ending with perhaps the most striking of all: the view of Nevada Fall, Liberty Cap, and the back of Half Dome from the Muir Trail return segment. You can get covered-with-spray close to two of Yosemite’s rock-star waterfalls, and the view looking back from the Muir Trail is just as remarkable as the trail up the falls
Climb along nature’s “giant staircase,” where you are rewarded with close-up views of two waterfalls and numerous geologic features (depending on how far you choose to hike). Powerful and turbulent, these two waterfalls will soak you in spring and entice you year-round.
Vernal Fall: You will delight in views of Vernal Fall all along this stretch of trail and may even be able to see a rainbow in the spray of the fall. At the top of Vernal Fall, you can experience jaw-dropping views straight down the length of the 317-foot waterfall
Nevada fall: After a strenuous trail to the vernal if you have some breath left, continue towards Nevada falls, crashing down 594 feet, this thunderous waterfall is fullest in spring and early summer, and you will find terrific photographic opportunities along this stretch of trail.
Glacier Point: Glacier Point is most famous for the view you can see from it, but the Glacier Point cliff itself is quite impressive.
You can see Glacier Point while driving to The Majestic Yosemite Hotel or, more spectacularly, from Half Dome Village (formerly Curry Village)
Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park:
There’s something magical about awakening in Sequoia National Park, surrounded by groves of the world’s largest living things. And some smaller ones, too, like red-tail hawks and yellow-bellied marmots.
Sequoia national park and kings Canyon is the motherland for giant sequoia trees. Please let your neck to sprain watching Enormous tree reaching high in the sky.