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Things to see and do in Yosemite

Yosemite experiences

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Yosemite is the Mecca for rock climbers around the world and the home of big wall climbing. Since the 1960's top athletes have been coming to the park to push the limits of what's possible and break records. 

You can experience a beginner rock climber experience to "learn the ropes" or hire a private guide for everything from a half day climb or multiple day excursion. 

Yosemite's Glacier Point is world-renowned for it's amazing view of Yosemite Valley. Imagine waking up in a back country ski hut with Half Dome as the view out your front porch! At Yosemite you can go on your own or hire a guide to take you on a snowshoe or cross country ski excursion to Glacier Point.  

Yosemite in spring is a magical place with some of the world's tallest and most beautiful waterfalls. No trip to Yosemite in spring would be complete with going on a short hike to Bridalveil or Vernal Fall to feel the powerful spray that drops hundreds of meters to the Valley Floor. Bring a poncho as you will definitely see how the Mist Trail got it's name!

Mist Trail

Yosemite is located in Mariposa County, the home of California Gold Rush history. Here you can look at the gems and minerals that gave the State the moniker of "The Golden State" (...and you thought it was all the sunshine!). Browse the California Mining and Mineral Museum, join a gold-panning program and enjoy a stagecoach ride through the historic downtown of Mariposa.