Patricia Skeriotis Presents : Vacation! – Part 14 (Yosemite)

Yosemite National Park!

This 1,200 square mile wonderland of breathtaking landscapes will do exactly that; take your breath away.

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Yosemite is a splendorous place, filled with the majesty of nature. Anyone who wasn’t already a nature enthusiast will surely become one upon arrival here.

Local outdoor outfitters will take you on a guided hike or climb to soak in the views. More seasoned adventurers can reserve campsite and explore on their own.

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Campsite

 

This area of the country boasts huge waterfalls and centuries old trees.

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Ancient Tree

 

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One thing to remember when your rock climbing, cliff jumping or enjoying a leisurely day hike . . .

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Cliff Diving

 

Remember that this park is also a home. Wild animals live her and depend on this beautiful landscape to survive, so remember to Leave No Trace :

“Take nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footprints”

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Also keep in mind that these are wild animals. They do not respond well to people running up for a quick pet. To quote the expression, “Them’s fightin’ words” to a wild animal. Though I say this in jest, it’s important to respect the personal space of these animals who have their homes here.

But don’t forget to enjoy all that Yosemite has to offer!

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Source: http://travel.usnews.com/Yosemite_CA/Travel_Tips/Yosemite