Northern California - Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada (PDF Chapter)


This is the Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada chapter from Lonely Planet’s Northern California guidebook.

The eastern spine of California is a formidable but exquisite topographical barrier enclosing magnificent natural landscapes, majestic national parks, decomposing ghost towns, bubbling natural hot springs, ancient rock formations and Native American tribes that still call it home.

  • marveling at the waterfall gush in spring at Yosemite National Park
  • maps
  • whooshing down the wintertime heights of snow-draped Mammoth Mountain
  • transport
  • gazing heavenward through the celestial sequoia canopies of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Gateways, Fish Camp, Oakhurst, Merced River Canyon, Mariposa, Midpines, Briceburg, El Portal, Groveland, Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park, Eastern Sierra, Mono Lake Area, Mammoth Lakes & around, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, Manzanar National Historic Site, and Lone Pine.

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