For the past three years, our family has spent time during the christmas holidays in a truly sacred place. If you missed one of them, please click on the title and it will take you to the post glacier national park great smoky mountains yellowstone before we went to yosemite everyone, and i mean everyone, told me that it was outstanding, that it was raw. Yosemite national park, travel information, lodging, maps. You also could say that yosemite is a macrocosm of sorts of the national park system, both in terms of the scenery it projects and the issues it must grapple with.
Geological survey looks back on the integral role its science has played in the longterm health, management, and understanding of the park and its natural resources. The complete guidebook to yosemite national park complete guide to yosemite national park our national parks yosemite national park. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views as you soar over its majesty. I cant imagine that anyone whos ever visited the yosemite valley came away unmoved by its wonders and its power. As yosemite national park celebrates its 125th anniversary, and the national park service celebrates its centennial, the u. Filled with such notable geographic features including lake tahoe, three national parks, two national monuments and seemingly endless wilderness areas, the sierras are truly spectacular in everysense of the word. Pages can include considerable notesin pen or highlighterbut the notes cannot obscure the text.
The sierra nevadas mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found. The trails are the gateway to yosemites wilderness, and with over 800 miles, thats a lot to maintain. Today we are going to talk about the yosemite national park in california. Yosemites rich human history tells a story of conflict, dreams, diversity, hardships, adventures, and preservation of one of the first national parks. Wearing out adjectives in praise of yosemite pauls voyage. Yosemite national park and, no doubt, there are those who would say yosemites scenery is second to none in the system. On august 25, 2016 the national park service celebrated a hundred years of. Yosemite national park is one of the most beautiful and vast national parks around. Yosemite national park, national parks, beautiful world, beautiful places, 1 day trip, yosemite valley, landscape photographers, amazing nature, oh the places youll go in the land of the giants sequoia national park camping yosemite national park yosemite sequoia camping in england canyon park yosemite camping california national parks. The only good thing i can say about this yosemite video is that it was better than the other two, but not by much. How yosemite became a national park abraham lincolns and john muirs passion for preserving and protecting the sierra nevada, yosemite valley and mariposa grove ecosystem lead to the creation of yosemite national park. May 09, 2017 yosemite national park documentary by national parks and nature.
Yosemite national park documentary by national parks and. Though few realize it, the yosemite museum was the first building constructed as a museum in the national park system, and its educational initiatives served as a model for parks nationwide. It was inevitable that in the exploration for trails and passes, certain peaks should be climbed. Browse a wide selection of special interest films and your downloads will be instantly accessible. Habitation of the yosemite valley proper can be traced to about 3,000 years ago, when vegetation and game in the region was similar to that present today. During the same time that yellowstone became the first national park, yosemite valley and mariposa grove were recognized as state parks within california. West from the iconic yellowstone and yosemite to the instantly recognizable grand.
Fully updated to include current travel info including the new rules for hiking half dome, the second edition offers expanded chapters on geology, ecology, wildlife, and history. The sierra nevadas mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet, filled with such notable geographic features including lake tahoe, three national parks, two national monuments and seemingly endless wilderness areas. Every tourist who has ever stood in yosemite valley gazing up at half dome. I was hoping for inspiring videos of some of our greatest national parks and bought three in the series.
Thus does the john muir trail connect the national parks of the sierra, traversing in some. How yosemite became a national park my yosemite park. The sierra nevadas mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet, filled with such notable geographic features including. Yosemite national park, california, usa places librarything. Filled with vivid color photography and informed writing, yosemite. Sep 19, 20 yosemite national park national park series september 19, 20 bucket list, national parks, sightseeing, travel in the us half dome, yosemite national park air, land and sea this is another post in the national park series. Yosemite national park is nestled into californias sierra nevada mountains. Olmsteds report outlined two distinct and fundamental ideas. The views from tunnel view and glacier point are stunning, while a walk around yosemite valley will provide you with a 360 view of incredible walls of granite.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. National parks exploration series voyageurs spirit of the boundary waters 2011 was released on. January 17, 2008 participants sought for recorded sessions to document yosemite area history currently titled i remember yosemite yosemite national park has launched a multiyear oral history project to capture the stories of people who have helped shape, and whose lives have been shaped by, one of the nations most iconic national parks. Available on itunes, prime video the sierra nevadas mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet. It looks like we dont have any plot keywords for this title yet.
Apr, 2016 as yosemite national park celebrates its 125th anniversary, and the national park service celebrates its centennial, the u. It is situated about 140 miles 225 km east of the city of san francisco and some 100 miles 160 km southeast of sacramento. Yosemite national park announces launch of oral history. Film and video, john muir annotated bibliography john muir exhibit. The national forest segment contains some of the most noted whitewater in the high sierra and is an extremely popular rafting stream. Series of colorful lights hanging from a tree in a street of kyoto. Yosemite national park, scenic mountain region in eastcentral california, u. The tuolumne originates from snowmelt off mounts dana and lyell in yosemite national park and courses 54 miles before crossing into stanislaus national forest. Humans may have visited the yosemite area as long as 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. Sep 20, 2017 it tells a story of different cultures sometimes working together, sometimes in violent clashes creating the place we call yosemite national park and defining how we experience it. Using the court decisions, congress supplemented and clarified the organic act of 1916 through the general authorities act of 1970.
Just click the edit page button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the akas submission guide. The yosemite tee supports enhancing the visitor experience and helps preserve the parks trails for. Wearing out adjectives in praise of yosemite for the past three years, our family has spent time during the christmas holidays in a truly sacred place. Devils postpile national monument lies about 15 miles 25 km to the east, and kings canyon national park is about 40 miles 65 km to the. Interior secretary ryan zinke made an official proposal which stands as a full and stark rejection of this founding vision for yosemite and the many national parks that followed. National parks exploration series grand canyon, yellowstone, yosemite by a readable copy. Filled with such notable geographic features including lake tahoe, three national parks, two national monuments and seemingly endless. Yosemite national park documentary by national parks and nature. National parks exploration series the complete collection bluray. In the popular pbs series of the national parks, ken burns projects how national parks are americas best idea. Americas best idea is a 2009 television documentary. Today we celebrate the 4 th of the 5 national parks camping series blogs. Modern glaciers, ice age glaciers, the origin of yosemite valley, and a glacier tour in the sierra nevada california natural history guides.
The yosemite museum was completed in 1925, designed by architect herbert maier in the newly emerging national park service rustic style. You also could say that yosemite is a macrocosm of sorts of the national park system, both in terms of the. Yosemite national park usa national park information and news. It looks like we dont have any akas for this title yet. Whitney enters the john muir trail on wallace creek, a tributary of the kern. Carleton watkins and the photographs that saved yosemite art and. When the national park service was formed in 1916, yosemite fell under their jurisdiction. Wearing out adjectives in praise of yosemite pauls. Yosemite national park usa national park information and. Watkins, yosemite falls from the upper house, 1861. Yosemite national park national park series air, land. Watkins achieved a poetic beauty in his 1861 yosemite series that. One could spend weeks here, but still not grasp the entire parks magnificence. Yosemite national park the official national park service site.
National parks exploration series grand canyon, yellowstone. Its less like planet earth and more like those movies your geography teacher made you watch at the tailend of the school year because she didnt want to plan any more lessons before classes let out for the summer. It it one of the most visited national parks in the united states and offers massive waterfalls and granite walls. The high sierras is part of the national parks exploration series.
It tells a story of different cultures sometimes working together, sometimes in violent clashes creating the place we call yosemite national park and defining how we experience it. Discover and explore the natural splendor that is yosemite national park. Furthermore, i believe yosemite is americas most spectacular national park. Excellent overview of the features and history of yosemite national park. National parks us national parks under threat government budget cuts could slash millions from the us national park service budget, affecting programmes at the. Explain how this exploration ultimately led to environmental legislation. National parks exploration series the complete collection bluray release date september 4, 2011. Additional challenges during the 1970s required that congress again clarify the mission of the national park service. John muir writings features of the proposed yosemite national park the century magazine, vol. Located in central californias sierra nevada mountain range, this national treasure covers an incredible 1,170 square miles and ranges in altitude from 2,000 feet to more than,000 feet above sea level. Interior secretary ryan zinkes proposal is a stark rejection of the founding vision for yosemite and the many national parks that followed.
Yosemite is presented in a very educational manner. View video clips from the television series and find links to all the national parks. Its natural beauty is something to be cherished and whether you have visited the park once in your life or many, you will always find something new and different to be seen there. Some art historians believe gustave courbet, the french realist. Americas national parks national parks exploration series. The complete guide puts the best of yosemite national park at your fingertips. During the 1960s numerous legal challenges arose over the mission of the national park service. Metropolitan museum of art at the end of october, u.958 1343 1223 1320 1488 1170 1087 286 1008 1427 94 307 1103 897 809 339 54 1256 422 584 990 913 843 705 113 125 184 276 1396 1259 1342 1134 1455 935 1221 656