This information is intended to help guide you to the best of Yosemite.
The topics are are aimed at folks who are either new to the park or trying to explore an area of the park that they are not familiar with. It is also an attempt to organize some of the information that is disbursed.
The best climbing in the world.
Yosemite Best Photo Albums
Add your best photo of Yosemite to the album Your one best Yosemite photo
Add your best Yosemite Waterfall picture here Waterfalls
The best album of Winter in Yosemite
The best album of Climbing Faces
Yosemite's Best Photo
Summit Post's best photo of Yosemite
When most people think of Yosemite they think of Yosemite Valley
. With Half Dome and El Capitan on the skylines and bears roaming the campgrounds. With the fame come throngs of adoring fans. At about 4000' the valley can have dramatically different temps than other parts of the park.
Black Bears are sometimes brown.
are high, at about 8000' the summer season is much shorter than the valley. Snow comes early and the roads shut down. But the higher elevations are cooler in the summer and not as crowded, and of course this altitude holds it own special charms.
The back country in Yosemite is vast. It also links up directly with many other public lands such as the Hoover National Forest, the Stanislaus National Forest, and the Sierra National Forest areas. It has the Ansel Adams Wilderness
to the South which in turn has the John Muir Wilderness
to its South. It also links with Emigrant Wilderness with in turn connects with the Carson Iceberg Wilderness
That combines to make more contiguous public land than you could explore in your lifetime.
National Park Service Yosemite
Yosemite's best of the bestHalf Dome
Hikes, Climbs and Photos
The best info about Yosemite Valley
The best info about about Tuolumne
Possible the most famous climbing in the world. Second only to Half Dome as an icon of the valley.
Four Mile Trail
4.6 Miles (7.6 km) from the Valley to Glacier Point with an elevation gain of 3242' (988 meters).
Yosemite Best HikesTo the top of Half Dome
Two great waterfalls and some of the best scenery in the world. 18 miles (29 km) round trip and 4800' (1500 meters) of elevation gain is hard, but worth the effort.
Best Trail List
and Here's a great trip report for the Four Mile Trail
The best scrambles
Yosemite Best RocksEl Capitan
From The Nose
to Pine Line
, something for everyone.
The cables as walk-off
A Yosemite entry in the 50 classics of North America
Royal Robbins favorite.
Yosemite GreatsJohn Muir
The start of the Park. Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir.