Yosemite, a national park to experience

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Located in the mountains of Serra Nevada (California), Yosemite national park is visited, every year, by million of tourists. Enthusiast about hiking, climbing, camping, fond of nature or trying to escape from an urban environment, people come to Yosemite in order to benefit from an amazing scenery and atmosphere extending on 1190 square miles (3 079 km2). However, only 14 square miles (36 km2) is accessible to people (1%), the left part being protected.

Yosemite national park

Yosemite national park (photo by B. Hervé)

Yosemite national park

Yosemite national park (photo by B. Hervé)

Many streams, lakes and waterfalls shape Yosemite’s scenery.

Yosemite

Yosemite (photo by B. Hervé)

Granite domes are one of the specificities of the park.

Granite dome

Granite dome (photo by B. Hervé)

There are hundred of hiking paths taking you to a journey, throught conifer forests, to see the wildlife and reach the park’s peaks.

hiking path in Yosemite national park

Hiking path in Yosemite national park (photo by B. Hervé)

Wildife in Yosemite national park

Wildife in Yosemite national park (photo by B. Hervé)

One of the many summits of Yosemite national park

One of the many summits of Yosemite national park (photo by B. Hervé)

You can find, in the park, few hundred giant sequoias nearby Mariposa Grove. They can reach between 164 and 279 feet (50 and 85 meters high) and between 6 and 9 yards wide (6 and 8 meters), making us feeling very small next to them.

Giant sequoia, Yosemite national park

Giant sequoia, Yosemite national park (photo by B. Hervé)

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