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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about black bears, Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, mule deer and more wildlife you may encounter during your explorations of Yosemite National Park.  
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the typical weather conditions in Yosemite National Park in this month by month breakdown of temperature and precipitation.
Packing List

Packing List

Check out our comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack in preparation of your Yosemite adventure.
Travel Stories & Articles
Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Our jaws dropped the typical three inches that most visitors’ mandibles do on their initial drive into Yosemite Valley. Seeing El Capitan—one of the largest exposed pieces of granite in the world...
Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

Video: Hike Yosemite’s Half Dome, in High Definition

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Yosemite, one of the most amazing places on our planet, is one of those parks that especially calls to all of those who love high places. And, recently, it became the venue for one of the most spectacular...
Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

Studying the Structure of Giant Sequoias to Keep Us Safer

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Yosemite National Park’s massive mountains—such as El Capitan, one of the world’s tallest monoliths—and its many waterfalls—such as Yosemite Falls, which drops 2,425 feet and is the highest falls...
Bighorn Sheep Return to Their Yosemite Homeland

Bighorn Sheep Return to Their Yosemite Homeland

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
Naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir once referred to them as “the bravest of all Sierra mountaineers.” Who were these intrepid adventurers? Here’s a clue: they had more than two...
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