The Yosemite national park fascinates me. No wonder the official website states that it is “not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.”
Route 120, the Tioga Pass Road, leads through the Northern Park.
The valley can be explored by car and of course, by foot! So bring convenient footwear along. It is home to most of the park’s famous waterfalls, nice plains and meadows and place to start a wide range of activities, such as:
- Taking photos
- hiking and walking
- and many more
The waterfall is 188 metres (617 ft) in height and flows year round. Almost year round… When we were there in August during a serious drought period, there was almost no water flowing down so we could climb up over the rocks. It was only a little brook. What was massive was the view you got down over the valley. The waterfall would definitely be more impressive when a lot of water comes down, so I mean in spring or autumn it is better to visit the park if you are going to hike the trails and to the waterfalls.
In summer, you have to watch out because of forest fires. Weather is also very hot. Bring enough water with you if you want to hike or/and climb up the mountains, hills and waterfalls. Even if it is hard to reach the top, the view you get in return is amazing. Like a dream.