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Review of Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Certainly a beautiful spot but don't hang around in the valley if you want solitude. It was 100oF when we were there which perhaps made it worse.. However, swimming in the river by the swinging bridge made up for all this!

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our grandson's first visit for a day trip only. Driving in from Hwy. 41 just after coming through the rock tunnel you have a photo op like no other! El Capitan, Half Dome, and 3 Brothers all beautiful. The shuttle through the valley is the way to get around to all the stops. The waterfalls were bleak however which is expected during the summer. This national park is a must see for everyone. Many people from around the world enjoying this God made scenery. So many opportunities for picture taking. Do learn what you are viewing by going through the visitor's center and taking in a informational class from a ranger, watch a video etc.

1  Thank NJHBNH
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My son & I went to Yosemite this month. Everyone else on our coach tour was having a day trip but we were luckily booked on a 3 days trip (with Extranomical Tours). We stayed in Yosemite Lodge (old but quite comfortable), the scenery is so beautiful everywhere, walked to Mirror Lake (great reflection photos) and up to Vernal Falls (steep but so worth it). If you are going for a day trip and have time I really recommend a night or 2.

1  Thank Kerrie E
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Travelled to Yosemite at the end of June 2013. Travelling into the canyon was beautiful. We kept having to stop at each of the vistas as each was more breath-taking than the last. Yosemite falls was great ... but I have heard that it is even more spectacular in the spring from the mountain snow melt. It wasn't too busy when we were there, but I could imagine that there are times when traffic is backed up. Be prepared for very winding roads going into and out of the canyon. We did not stay overnight at any of the campgrounds or hotel so we cannot comment on that. I would have loved to be able to spend more time there.

1  Thank Mugsy1703
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our visit to Yosemite was unforgettable. Every which was you turn, every view is simply incredible!!!! We took the hike to Mist Falls...a little steeper than I had anticipated, but worth every step and every attempt to catch my breath!

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