Yosemite Area Things To Do
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
There are truly so many adventures to experience in Yosemite it might be helpful to hire a guide for your first sightseeing trip, either by mule or by foot you'll find the official site for the concessioner in Yosemite National Park, is a great resource. For the more adventurous there are also rock climbing guides for hire. If you decide to start exploring Yosemite on your own the best place to start would be Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley has been called "cathedral like," surrounded by cascading waterfalls, flower-filled meadows, lumbering rivers, geologic formations and majestic trees. Yosemite Valley is accessible by car all year and is only minutes away from all the rental homes.
Ansel Adams Gallery - located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, between the Visitor Center and Post Office, with incredible views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point. Yes, we’re fortunate, and the staff includes climbers, photographers, hikers, and generally people who love Yosemite.
Hiking is awesome, vistas incredible, rafting, Yosemite Museum Gallery, Park your car and rent a bike. Take the buses. Preparing for your trip to Yosemite.
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Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area
American Park Network Winter Activities - "Situated on the road to Glacier Point, about a 40-minute drive from Yosemite Valley, is California's original ski area. Skiing started at Badger Pass as early as 1934, and today, it is a modern ski resort with one triple chair lift, three double chair lifts, one surface lift, nine ski runs and a state-of-the-art fleet of snow-grooming machines. The terrain is ideal for learning to ski. Not surprisingly, the Yosemite Ski School is one of California's best, featuring instructors certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). The ski school was the first in California, begun in 1928, and Yosemite's Midweek Ski Package pioneered midweek savings for winter vacationers in 1948. Badger Pass's gentle slopes and friendly staff, combined with the quiet beauty of Yosemite in winter, have made this ski area a traditional winter vacation spot for generations of Californians. The Badger Day Lodge features a handy "grab and go" food service area, and free shuttle service is available twice daily between Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass. Call (209) 372-1000 for snow conditions."
Ninety miles of cross-country trails begin from the Badger Pass Ski Area. Cross-country tracks and skating lanes are groomed on Glacier Point Road from Badger Pass to Glacier Point, a 21-mile round-trip with no trail fee. You can ski with a guide to Glacier Point and stay overnight in a hut, complete with prepared meals, with advance reservations. For an adventure, join a Yosemite Cross-Country Ski School guide on a Trans-Sierra Expedition. The Cross-Country Ski School, like its downhill counterpart at Badger Pass, is staffed by instructors certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America. For more information, please call (209) 372-8444.
Balanced Rock Foundation in Yosemite National Park - "What better place than Yosemite National Park, the birth place of wilderness preservation, to take time for yourself in the beauty of nature? In our busy lives we often move too quickly to experience life fully. On a Balanced Rock course we slow things down to create space for awareness, appreciation, and aha's. Our courses offer safe and supportive environments for new learning and personal discovery."
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