Nationalparker in Curry Village

Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park er en nationalpark beliggende i den østlige del af Tuolumne, Mariposa og Madera counties i den østligt-centrale del af Californien. Parken dækker et areal på 3.081 km² og strækker sig over de vestlige skråninger af Sierra Nevada-bjerkæden. Yosemite besøges årligt af over 3,5 millioner mennesker, hvoraf mange kun bruger tiden de 18 km², som udgøres af dalen Yosemite Valley. I 1984 udpeges Yosemite til verdensarvområde, og stedet er internationalt anerkendt for spektakulære granitklipper, vandfald, rene vandløb, skove af Mammuttræ og biodiversitet. Næsten 95 % af parken er udpeget som vildmark. Selv om Yosemite ikke blev den først udpegede nationalpark i USA, har den været et omdrejningspunkt for udviklingen af ideen om sådanne parker, primært på grund af indsats fra folk som John Muir og Galen Clark.

Yosemite et af de største og mindst opdelte habitatområder i Sierra Nevada, og parken er hjemsted for et meget varieret plante- og dyreliv. Højdemæssigt ligger parken mellem 600 og 4.000 m) og omfatter fem forskellige vegetationstyper: maki/egeskov, nedre og øvre bjerzone samt en subalpin og en alpin zone. Af Californiens 7.000 plantearter findes omkring halvdelen i Sierra Nevada og mere end 20% i Yosemite. Der er passende habitat for eller dokumenteret mere end 160 sjældne planter i parken, hvor der er sjældent forekommende geologiske formationer og specielle jordbundstyper, som er karakteristiske for de begrænsede nicher, som mange af disse planter lever i.

Yosemiteområdets geologi er kendetegnet af granitklipper og rester af ældre klipper. For omkring 10 millioner år siden løftedes Sierra Nevada op og vippede derefter, så de forholdsvis jævne vestlige og de mere dramatiske østlige bjergskråninger dannedes. Løftningen forøgede vandløbs og flodlejers stejlhed, så der dannedes snævre og dybe canyons. For omkring 1 million år siden akkumulerede sne og is sig til gletsjere i det alpine højland, og disse bevægede sig ned ad floddalene. Isens tykkelse i Yosemite Valley kan have været op til 1.200 m under den tidligste isperiode. Isens nedadgående bevægelse skabte den U-formede dal, som i dag tiltrækker så mange besøgende til den storslåede udsigt.

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National Wildlife Federation

A hike along the Gaylor Lakes Trail offers possible encounters with some wonderful critters: the pika and the annual spring love songs of the Yosemite toad and Pacific chorus frogs. -Beth Pratt (NWF)

Lufthansa
11 february 2014

Fiery red liquid tumbling down El Capitan - a breath taking spectacle! You can see this optical illusion only for 2 weeks in February. The setting sun is reflected by the granite behind the waterfall…

HISTORY
26 august 2010

Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada. In 1855, entrepreneur James Mason Hutchings & artist Thomas Ayres were the first to tour the area.

Ashlin Aronin
8 august 2010

Be careful, speeding kills bears

James Hicks
13 june 2011

Awe inspiring

Quart K
15 june 2012

Home to Half Dome, Sequoias, & gorgeous waterfalls, this area is unbelievable! You truly must take a day to hike and tour this national park!

G.R. Medina
17 march 2012

Climb Half Dome. It's pretty.

Carol Smith
10 february 2012

One of the best parks in the world! Come off season to enjoy the quiet.

Eliot
7 august 2012

The falls are beautiful

Carla Jean
8 december 2011

The Ultimate Trip For The Outdoor Enthusiast!! Camping, Hiking, Rafting & Climbing!! Seeing Yosemite Falls Is UNFORGETTABLE!! It's The TALLEST & Most BEAUTIFUL Waterfall In The United States!!

Wendy C
5 july 2011

In the summer, make the effort to start your hike early! You miss the crowds & high temps later on! You'll be so glad when you're coming down and ppl are just starting! Bring more H2O than you need!!!

Greatist
26 september 2014

The hike on Four Mile Trail from Yosemite Valley to the top of Glacier Point takes about 3-4 hours each way. If you’re looking for something a bit tougher, the Panorama Trail is about twice as long.

Mussette King
2 july 2012

Make sure to bring Dramamine if you get road sickness. This has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Gleb Tarro
21 april 2012

Make sure Tioga Pass is open before you plan your rout.

Yoplait
6 september 2011

Exploring this natural wonder in one day is tough! Get some exercise hiking, biking or through a guided tour and teach your kids to nurture nature by volunteering as a family.

Matt Dubman
27 june 2011

Climb Half Dome!!! Long, Rough an tough but worth it!!

Jeffrey Behm
1 june 2011

Great day hikes! Bring plenty of water and a camera.

Fitness Magazine
15 december 2010

There are 800 miles worth of hiking trails in Yosemite National Park! A national park is the ultimate fitness playground.

Kuno Square
22 july 2010

If you attempt to hike the Mist Trail up to Half-Dome, invest in some of the ski pole walking sticks. I made it to the top, but about half way there I was wishing I had some of those ski poles.

Enci Box
17 may 2010

Climb Half Dome while you're here. It's a beautiful day trip. Be sure to check the weather first. Don't want to be caught in a rainstorm or cold weather.

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