YOSEMITE

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WELCOME TO YOSEMITE

In the heart of Yosemite is a chasm wrought in the granite of the everlasting hills, rich in great trees and filmy waterfalls, in birds and flowers, in trails that reward an easy mile a thousandfold or lead the more ambitious up into hidden ways and trackless canyons. The elevation of the floor of Yosemite Valley, 4,000 feet, is low enough for comfort to all, yet high enough to give the tang of mountain air, with pleasant days and nights cool enough for rest and invigoration. (Yosemite Road Guide Brochure, Camp Curry, 1923)

PARK FEATURES

Looking up at El Capitan at Yosemite National Park

EL CAPITAN

Scenic view of Half Dome at Yosemite National Park

HALF DOME

Mountain trees and waterfalls at Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE FALLS

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Vintage car driving to Yosemite National Park

The Tioga Road is a road of contrasts. It makes a circuitous way through deep forests and fairy groves of aspens and flower-starred meadows of the High Sierra. Skirting the shores of Tenaya, the Lake of the Shining Rocks, it passes through Tuolumne Meadows, and climbs to the point of its greatest height at Tioga Pass, 9,941 feet above sea level. (Yosemite Road Guide, Camp Curry, 1923)

Historic black and white photo of Yosemite National Park

A promise of scenic wonders to follow is given at the very gate of Yosemite. As we climb up into the valley along the Merced River, we glimpse first Bridal Veil Falls with the Three Gates towering above. The portals of the valley are guarded by the beetling cliff of El Capitan. Further away is the tip of Cloud’s Rest, the highest summit in the valley group.

WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK

What’s not to love? Sheer granite cliffs jutting above the valley, spectacular waterfalls crashing into the canyon floor, the extreme contrast of verdant green and against rugged gray walls—breathtaking.

SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: TIOGA ROAD

With the coming of the world’s fair to San Francisco in 1915, a road over the high Sierras became important.  When donations failed to fund the purchase of the defunct Tioga Road, Stephen Mather paid the difference and donated the road to Yosemite National Park. Once travel became possible, he broke a bottle full of water from the Pacific Ocean to dedicate the road to all who would flow along its path.

Posters are available with fade resistant, UV treated inks on stiff coated paper. They also include a matte UV finish that reduces glare. At 14″ x 22″ it is the perfect size for display.

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DISCOVER NEARBY PARKS

Scenic view of Donner Lake and forest

This solemn site is a monument to the Donner party and their tragedy. Their sacrifice has left its mark this landscape—etching upon it both sorrow and a resilient beauty. 

Bright green forest in Kings Canyon National Park

Come wend your way through an epic forest canyon. Though it is relentlessly rugged, a thin ribbon of road grants you just enough access to negotiate this memorable terrain.

Giant trees in Sequoia National Park

The towering giants of Sequoia defy believability. It is as if they have climbed high into the atmosphere and now watch the entire world below with solemnity and grace.

EXPLORE REGIONS OF AMERICA

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Where the warm sandy seashores and the high Sierras meet—wander beneath timberlines that touch the sky, scale granite cliff monoliths, and be inspired by majestic inland valleys.

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The Rocky Mountains are a  picturesque territory brimming with biodiversity. Set off on an expedition across crater-pocked lava beds, climb snow-crowned mountain peaks, or traverse dense alpine forests.

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Enter into a land of timeworn desert vistas. Here you will discover the striking masonry of red rock wonderlands, expansive river-cut canyons, and the far-flung frontiers of the hoodoo wilderness.

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