Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley Merced River WinterIf you love nature and enjoy a little adventure in your life then you must add Yosemite national park to the top of your must-see list. The national park is located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and crosses 3 California counties. It spans an area of 761,268 acres (1,200 square miles) of mountains, steep granite cliffs, valleys, rivers, waterfall and lakes. It is home to groves of Giant Sequoia trees and many species of plants and animals. It is also home for the American black bear and California brown bears.

Mirror Lake, Yosemite

Yosemite NP - Mirror LakeA visit to Yosemite National Park is not complete until you hike to Mirror Lake. The lake itself is actually a tranquil pool of water that gathers behind a natural rock dam on the Tenaya Creek. 

Before the dam, the water is so calm, it reflects the surrounding cliffs and trees - with Half Dome on one side and North Dome on the other. 


Biking Yosemite

Yosemite Mirror LakeOne of the most pleasant ways to experience Yosemite Valley is to hop on your bike and follow one of the winding bike trails. If you did not bring your own bike you can rent one from the many rental places at Yosemite or outside of Yosemite.