National Park

Yosemite National Park is one of the oldest wilderness parks in the United States and was set aside in 1890 as a National Park. Within Yosemite's 1,200 square miles 95% of which is designated as wilderness, you will find waterfalls, high cliffs, spectacular tracts of mountains and valley scenery, 100s of giant sequoias, and unparalleled opportunities for solitude when visiting the backcountry.

In Yosemite National Park the summers are normally warm and dry while the late Fall and Winter have a fair amount of rain and snow. The temperatures in Yosemite Valley at around 4,000 feet vary from highs in the 90s and lows in the 50s in the summer to highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s in the winter.