El Capitan with Half Dome in the background, is there a better view? You can find these amazing wonders of geology inÂ Yosemite National Park.Â Yosemite Valley was carved out by glaciers around 1 million years ago and the ice is believed to have reached 4,000 feet thick during the early glacial episode.
Yosemite National Park is truly a mecca for rock climbers, but it is also a mecca for anyone who loves nature, history and geology and wants to see them on the grandest of scales. Not to mention Yosemite is a top destination for hiking vacations,Â there are over 800 miles of wilderness trails and 761,266 acres of virtually untouched wilderness inside the park.Â Yosemite National Park is also home toÂ Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America and third highest in the world, standing out at 2,425 feet.
Unfortunately Yosemite can get busy during summer time, that’s why going with the rightÂ adventure travel companyÂ is so important. Professional guides show you the areas that you wouldn’t find on your own, giving you the freedom to relax and take as much of it in as you can. Yosemite provides amazing adventure vacation packages for families to see the full range of activities offered in the park. We still have room on our Yosemite Adventures if you and your family want to join us in discovering this epic destination.
Below is a photo of me rock climbing followed by a mother and daughter rock climbing.Three different generations sharing the same thing, the rock, and that feeling that nothing else matters in that moment. Our National Parks have a way of bringing the generations together, as we can all appreciate the natural wonders our country has to offer.
Come find that feeling and discover whyÂ John Muir described Yosemite asÂ “by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.â€
till next time, get out and explore this amazing world we live in!