Category: Yosemite National Park

Easy Yosemite Hikes

Yosemite is a very big park and there are some great and strenuous hikes for the active visitors. But what about those of us who have little legs or old wobbly legs? There are still some great places to go

Posted in Garden trails, Seasons, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite gate reservations for Summer 2022

Effective may 20th through Sept 30th, gate passes for private vehicles will again be required this year, ostensibly because of all the construction going on in the park. They are only $2 per vehicle but they disappear fast and are

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Glacier Point to close in 2020

The park, with help from Yosemite Conservatory has raised the funds to make some much needed improvements to the approach road to Glacier Point.  Unfortunately this means this popular view site will be closed for a lot of 2020. But

Posted in Seasons, Yosemite National Park

View from the Top

I have often told my guests and visitors that one impressive thing about Yosemite is the fact that from above you see no signs of mankind in the valley. After all this is America. What do you mean no signs

Posted in Vacation Rentals, Yosemite National Park

Sunshine days as we wait for the rain

Our grass is all dried up, our pond and river are all dried up. When will the rain come? Meanwhile most of the falls are still running in the park so my guests are enjoying the sunny days for hiking

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Yosemite is all open again, and so are we.

Many thanks to all the firefighters from around the state who helped control the big recent Ferguson fire. It raged in the canyons between our property and Yosemite Park itself.  Only a small edge of the park itself burned, as

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Local and International Guests keeping us full up

I love it when I get reviews like this: “Altamente recomendable, una maravilla en mitad del campo y muy cerca de Yosemite.” (Translation: Highly recommended, a wonder in the middle of the countryside and very close to Yosemite.) And that

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All Safe – All Clear – Lights are on

As friends, family and guests from across the country and around the world contact me to see if I am safe during the big Detwiler fire in the region, please be assured I am fine and was monitoring it continuously. 

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And the Falls kept flooding down

Well despite the heat, the waterfalls in Yosemite continue to pound down because there is still plenty of snow up on top that has to melt yet. Can you believe Tioga Pass (over top into Nevada) is still not open

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