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Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Valleys, Hiking Trails
Description: Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
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Sydney, Australia
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1,291 reviews 1,291 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It is small wonder that Yosemite's 3600 sq km attracts an incredible 4 million people to California's Sierra Nevada annually. That's a lot of bodies glistening with perspiration, aspirations and excitement. With granite mountains that hulk skyward and giant sequoias that have habitated this region since the middle Ages, the meadows and waterfalls create Yosemite as a premier address. My... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We availed of the free shuttle bus, hopping off and on at various spots and going for a walk now and then. We also went to the film and visited the museum and Indian village. We had come on the free shuttle from Wawona which left at 8.30 a.m. from there, returning at 3.30 pm., so did not have much... More

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jcsfla
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I recently camped 2 nights in Yosemite. The scenery is spectacular and I highly recommend it. My main advice though is that the temperature drops by about 30 degrees or more at night. When we were there it went from 67 during the day to 35 at night. You can rent bedding for $2.50 pp per night... More

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California, Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We spent 7 hrs there, and realized we needed to plan another trip in the future. You could spend weeks here. Another picture perfect view was around every bend. We saw Half Dome, El Capitan, and Inspiration point. Beautiful thick redwood forests. Humbled by the majesty of God's Creation. Amazed by the determination of those explored and discovered these lands.... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Want to go back and spend more time at Yosemite, the views and scenery are absolutely stunning a real 'wonder of the world'.... Allow more time and take some food for a BBQ there ar eplenty of these areas set up for you to use and we wish we had had more time to enjoy....

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Start early if your going hiking or biking to miss the large crowds. Like nature choose sights not so traveld by the tourist. If you like large groups of people then make a point to go during peak summer days. Always remember to be safe and take water with you.

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Only one word is needed...spectacular. Jaw dropping beauty when you enter the valley. Every one needs to visit Yowemite in their lifetime.

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laconia, nh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

What an amazing park ... once one gets away from the valley floor. Way too developed, way too commercial, killing this gorgeous lad, and killing the trees. PLEASE follow Sequoia's lead and get rid of the multiple village sites, the gas station, down-size the lodges ...SAVE OUR NATIONAL PARK.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Drove from Tahoe to Yosemite. Pretty exciting ride at times through mountains and valleys. Yosemite has several "wow" views along with abundant wildlife and Sequoia forests. Not quite as great as Yellowstone but still great, nonetheless,

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you are in California this is a must to visit with magnificent trees in the valley and stunning views up at the top. we spent two days here and could have spent a week it was so interesting. There are so many places to walk, climb cycle or just drive through. Do not miss this.

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