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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 18774446777
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Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing...

Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.

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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite
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In early February 2016 the roads are clear in Yosemite Valley and there is a nice amount of snow. To get the best photographs, photograph about an hour before sunrise, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Jose

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San Jose
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77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In early February 2016 the roads are clear in Yosemite Valley and there is a nice amount of snow. To get the best photographs, photograph about an hour before sunrise, and then, again about an hour before sunset. Don't hurry your photography, the great images will come. I recommend Michael Frye's ios app on when and where to photograph Yosemite.

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Pacific Grove, California
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56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yosemite gets a bad rap for being crowded during the summer. So don't go in summer. Yosemite is gorgeous any time of year. Falls are always running. Some things maybe closed or limited but it is worth it. One word of caution, the hiking trails are mostly brutal - long and steep. We are hikers but . . .

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223 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in February and I'm not sure if I would recommend it due to the extra expense of having to buy snow chains, $50-150 depending on wheel size on top of $25 entry fee. after reading lots of other reviews saying how busy it is during the summer I can understand why people come here in the winter season... More 

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Thank Merlin W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there early spring when all the falls were in full flow. Even the rangers were impressed. Just visited the valley floor as the high roads were still closed from the snow. Extremely impressive. Just like the pictures. Beautiful, serene, my 2nd favorite park, Zion being my favorite. Spent all say there. Highly highly recommended!

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, one can't deny that the nature her is stunning and breathtaking, that makes it even sadder that the possible fantastic experience is destroyed by the traffic jam that is Yosemite valley. It is not just the roads, but also most of the shorter hikes are packed as well. A truly disappointing experience, for us, the visit here really reinforced... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sure, the teens wanted to sled and that was great fun for them...but...so lovely to get out in the valley and walk to the many bridges and falls! Shuttle runs every 20 minutes in winter. Bring lots of layers and gloves! Mountain shop is packed with gear too...including amazing waterproof, fold up backpacks!

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Malta
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place. Been there in July. One of the best placed I ever been. We even enjoyed that place more than Glaciers Point

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Milwaukee
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in winter, just great! Less people than other seasons, the snow make magic the valley. Enjoyed a lot!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's plenty to do in the valley - plenty of places to get food, a decent size supermarket for snacks, and lots of hiking routes for people of all abilities.

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Thank Angela P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Snow brings a beautiful addition to this place. No crowds on weekdays and pristine. Over the New Years holiday weekend quite a different story.

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