Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - Yosemite National Park (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Yosemite National Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks guidebook.

Yosemite is the jaw-dropping head-turner of USA national parks. From the waterfall-striped granite walls buttressing emerald green Yosemite Valley to the skyscraping giant sequoias catapulting into the air at Mariposa Grove, the park’s natural beauty will leave you awestruck.

  • contemplate the terminus of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River and the valley dam that broke John Muir’s heart
  • maps
  • be dazzled by frosted glaciers, granite crests and endless alpine lakes in Yosemite’s high country
  • transport
  • witness the iconic rocks of Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite Valley
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Day Hikes, Driving, Cycling, Other Activities, Winter Activities, Sights, Sleeping, Eating & Drinking.

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90 pages

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  • Over 65 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Detailed information and guidance on a wealth of hikes and treks
  • Comprehensive planning tools and National Park driving tours
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  • Special features on National Park history, geology, wildlife and conservation

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