Yosemite National Park

The forerunner of the US National Park System, Yosemite is a unique parcel of land in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Its proximity to large urban areas leads to over 3.5 visitors a year.

Asked by Laverna Zieme in Yosemite National Park, Waterfalls

What’s a firefall?

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You’re right, it is really cool! The firefall is a natural phenomenon that occurs for a few days in mid to late February each year in Yosemite National Park. When the setting sun hits Horsetail Fall just right, the waterfall glows red and orange, as if it’s made of fire. This year, though, the fall might not turn fiery. As of Feb. 13, there wasn’t enough water flowing, and there’s no rain in the forecast during the dates when the sun would hit at the right angle. If you’re still wanting to go see it despite the low chance of the spectacle making an appearance, know that it’ll probably be difficult to manage. Last year, thousands of visitors tried to catch a glimpse of the firefall, and the overcrowding caused some destruction, like trampled plants and eroded riverbanks. Park staff hopes to avoid those issues this year by more tightly controlling access to that part of the park.
Asked in Geography, Yosemite National Park

Where is Yosemite National Park?

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The Yosemite National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of central California, USA.
Asked in Road Distance, Driving Times, Maps and Directions, Yosemite National Park

Miles between yosemite and pleasanton ca?

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176 mi - about 3 hours 35 mins driving time Yosemite to Pleasanton, CA, USA 1. Head east on Ahwahnee Dr toward Tecoya Rd 39 ft 2. Take the 1st right onto Tecoya Rd 0.2 mi 3. Turn right at CA-140 W/Northside Dr Continue to follow CA-140 W 79.1 mi 4. Merge onto CA-140 W/CA-99 N via the ramp to Sacramento Continue to follow CA-99 N 53.9 mi 5. Take the exit onto CA-120 W toward Manteca/San Francisco 6.5 mi 6. Take the exit onto I-5 S toward San Francisco/Los Angeles 2.3 mi 7. Slight right at I-205 W (signs for San Francisco/I-205/I-580) 14.0 mi 8. Merge onto I-580 W 16.8 mi 9. Take exit 47 for Tassajara Rd toward Santa Rita Rd 0.3 mi 10. Turn left at Tassajara Rd 0.1 mi 11. Continue onto Santa Rita Rd 2.6 mi 12. Continue onto Main St 0.3 mi Pleasanton, CA, USA
Asked in Airlines, Airports, Yosemite National Park, Southwest Airlines

What is the closest airport to yosemite that southwest airlines goes to?

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You could use either SMF (Sacramento) or SJC - (San Jose). Of these two, Sacramento is the closest and easiest to use.
Asked in Bears, Yosemite National Park

What type of bears live in Yosemite?

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Only the American black bear lives in California. The grizzly has been extinct in that state for a number of years.
Asked in Road Distance, Driving Times, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park

Distance between san francisco and yosemite?

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It is 198.6 miles from San Francisco, California to Yosemite National Park in Yosemite Village, CA. The driving time ranges from 3 hours 29 minutes to 3 hours 44 minutes.
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What is the highest mountain in Yosemite National Park?

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Mount Lyell is the highest point in Yosemite National Park, at 13,114 feet (3,997 m) above sea level. It is located at the southeast end of the Cathedral Range, 1.2 mi (1.9 km) northwest of Rodgers Peak.
Asked in Tundra, Yosemite National Park

Does yosemite national park have a tundra biome in January?

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Yosemite National Park has alpine tundra all months of the year. Alpine tundra is at high elevations, so in January, it would be covered by snow.
Asked in US National Parks Reserves and Monuments, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park best known for?

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It has many beautiful warerfalls, wonderful rock climbing, great hiking trails and three stands of Giant Sequoia.
Asked in Area, Yosemite National Park

How many square miles is Yosemite National Park?

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Yosemite National park has a total area of 1,189.5 square miles.
Asked in Driving Times, Yosemite National Park

How long does it take to drive from San Francisco California to Yosemite National Park?

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From San Francisco, California, it is almost a straight shot east on Route 120, about 190 miles or 3 hours and 43 minutes to Yosemite National Park.
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What is true about the railroads in Yosemite National Park?

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The only true statement about railroads in Yosemite is that there aren't any, and haven't been since World War Two.
Asked in Animated TV Series, Yosemite National Park, Cartoons

How tall is Yosemite Sam?

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Well, according to Mel Blanc's song, "Yosemite Sam," Sam proclaims "Oh I'm the toughest hombre that ever lived out West! Although I'm only two feet tall, my shootin' is the best!" SPOILER ALERT (He also says in the song that his guns only shoot gumdrops.)
Asked in US National Parks Reserves and Monuments, Area, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park

How many square miles is Yellowstone National Park?

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According to the National Park Service, Yellowstone has an area of 3,472 square miles.

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