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“One of a Kind” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley
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Yosemite Valley Winter Tour
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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.
Phoenix, Maryland
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“One of a Kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

I was there in late April...as a photographer, I was there strictly for shooting and capturing its beauty on film...and, quite honestly, I've never experienced such beauty. From what I've been told, it gets quite crowded there in the summer, so late spring is the ideal time to visit. I stayed in the valley, not a far drive to the park. The scenery, ambiance, friendly rangers, and never-ending areas to see make this park one place that should be on your to-do list.

Visited April 2013
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“Panoramic views from swing bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

The wife and I visited Yosemite park as part of a west coast drive holiday, there had been plenty of snow and we had to buy snow chains for the car before being allowed to enter the park, in the valley close to the village you can pull over and walk on to swing bridge (100 yards from the road).

The panoramic views from here are awesome, water, rock faces, trees, water fall, mountains, and wildlife, it's the best view of nature we have ever encountered. And with all the snow and ice it was truly a winter wonderland. You can easily look from the bridge for an hour. There is no fee for the bridge, only to enter the park.

This stop is a must do if in Yosemite. And especially if you are unable to go trekking.

We visited here Nov '10

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Visited November 2013
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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“breath taking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

This was such an amazing place to visit we spent the whole day here, we walked for miles but didn't do any climbing. scenery incredible

Visited October 2013
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“Winter Solitude Refreshes & Renews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

What a great way to start off the New Year -- a visit to Yosemite in January! The room rates were reduced, the people few and far between, the Valley quiet and peaceful and the deer and coyotes quite active. In fact, we saw a herd of bucks jousting, banging their large rack of antlers together. As we walked along the very calm Merced River, we enjoyed the reflections of trees and granite cliffs. There was a light snow melting on the ground and the days were unseasonably warm for winter ... in fact, we hiked in shirtsleeves and tied our jackets around our waists just in case. The hike along the dirt footpath between the Ahwahnee Hotel and Mirror Lake was fantastic ... the path wound through boulders the size of houses, there were rock stairs, it was just amazing. And, we never saw another soul the whole hike! Another day we hiked to the bridge with a view of Vernal Falls and again, only saw about a half dozen others on the trail. That would never be the case in Spring or Summer. Every season has something different to offer those visiting Yosemite and they are all worthwhile times to visit.

Visited January 2014
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“Good for the soul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

I guess millions of visitors feel the same about the impact this place has. We stayed in the Village so the visit was special and I will treasure the selfie of us lying in bed with dramatic view of a rock face shooting into the sky behind us. Even just a short visit is worth the effort getting there. Actually the journey itself was interesting with many vistas and dramatic windings roads both into and out of the park. I advise that this is a must add to anyone's list. Oh, and going during the off season was nice as the number of visitors was ok with no lines and more peace and quiet to just look and feel.

Visited January 2014
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