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Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park includes nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous scenery, including high cliffs, deep valleys, tall waterfalls, ancient giant sequoias, and a large wilderness. Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to experience its beauty and its many opportunities for enjoyment.
Yosemite Valley is world-famous for its impressive waterfalls, cliffs, and unusual rock formations. It is open year-round and can be reached via Highway 41 from Fresno, Highway 140 from Merced, Highway 120 West from Manteca, and via the Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) from Lee Vining in summer. The Valley is known for massive cliff faces like El Capitan and Half Dome, its plunging waterfalls including the tallest in North America, and its attractive meadows. While Yosemite Falls will be dry until rain and snow recharge it, a moderate hike will take you to Vernal and Nevada Falls. Yosemite’s meadows are great places to see wildlife and to photograph fall and winter scenery. Admire El Capitan, the massive granite monolith that stands 3,593 feet from base to summit. Whether you explore the Valley by foot, car or with a tour, the scenery will leave you in awe and eager to see what’s around the next corner.
Glacier Point, an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite’s high country, is located 30 miles from Yosemite Valley. The road stays open as weather permits. Glacier Point Road closes beyond the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area after the first snow. From Yosemite Valley, take the Wawona Road (Highway 41), then turn left onto Glacier Point Road. At Glacier Point, when the road is open, a short, paved, and wheelchair-accessible trail takes you to an exhilarating view looking down 3,214 feet into Yosemite Valley.
Hetch Hetchy: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a source of drinking water and hydroelectric power for the City of San Francisco, is home to spectacular scenery and the starting point for many wilderness trails. The area’s low elevation makes it a good place to hike in autumn and winter. The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is located 40 miles (1¼ hour) from Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120W) and the Evergreen Road. The Hetch Hetchy Road is open from 8am to 5pm through March 31.
Yosemite Museum: Located in Yosemite Village next to the Valley Visitor Center. The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm, may close for lunch.
The Ansel Adams Gallery, owned by the family of photographer Ansel Adams since 1902, is a center that celebrates the arts and the natural grandeur of our environment. It cultivates an aesthetic appreciation and concern for our world by offering visitors a unique variety of literature and art, as well as programs that inspire creativity.
NatureBridge provides residential field science programs for youth in the world’s most spectacular classroom-Yosemite National Park. Through active student engagement, our faculty teaches science, history, and the arts and gives these subjects context through personal experience. A NatureBridge learning adventure strives to foster a life-long connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. Find out more about our year-round programs for schools and summer programs for individual teens.
Through the support of donors, Yosemite Conservancy provides grants and support to Yosemite National Park to help preserve and protect Yosemite today and for future generations. Work funded by the Conservancy is visible throughout the park, in trail rehabilitation, wildlife protection and habitat restoration. The Conservancy is also dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience and providing a deeper connection to the park through outdoor programs, volunteering, wilderness services and its bookstores. Thanks to dedicated supporters, the Conservancy has provided $119 million in grants to Yosemite National Park.
When going to Yosemite, you fly into Fresno, CA. rent a car and drive to the park. Just give TravelKatz a call at 352-277-7300 and we will make this happen for you and your family.
California State Capital: Sacramento
It is at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley. Sacramento, California was named after the Sacra mento River, which was named for the Holy Sacrament, or Eucharist. Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga gave the river its name in 1808 while on an expedition to build a new Catholic mission in the area.
Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Augustus Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter’s Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad.
Old Sacramento: The oldest part of the town besides Sutter’s Fort is Old Sacramento, which consists of cobbled streets and many historic buildings, several from the 1850s and 1860s. Buildings have been preserved, restored or reconstructed, and the district is now a substantial tourist attraction, with rides on steam-hauled historic trains and paddle steamers.
California State Capitol Building: California State Capitol Building Taking a tour of the California State Capitol Building was a chance to learn a little about the body of power that run a state whilst learning a little about the State of California at the same time, since being neither from California or even the US it’s nice to learn more about the different ways countries run things. Along with the functioning legislative and committee rooms and offices there are several rooms to see that are set up and furnished as they would have appeared in the past.
California State Railroad Museum: part of Old Sacramento, the museum is huge, with many, many train cars, engines and everything “train” related. So, much to learn about trains and really, cannot do it justice in an afternoon. There is a high-speed rail simulator, a movie on the history of trains and California, lots of “hands on” and wonderful exhibits that really let you see what train travel used to be like and what it will be like in the future. Highly recommend for families or anyone just interested in California history and trains. This was an adventure that makes you feel like a ten-year-old kid again. We recommend taking the tour guides and watching the movie. They are no extra charge.
Crocker Art Museum: The museum has an impressive art collection; some ongoing and some rotated. The rotated art includes a variety of art tastes. The wing that was added few years ago is a nice contrast to the original museum building, which in of itself is worth seeing.
Full-Day Whitewater Rafting on the South Fork American River: Splash and paddle your way down the South Fork of the American River with a full-day whitewater rafting experience with a professional river guide. Learn the basics of safety and boat handling, then practice your skills on a stretch of smooth water before launching into the Lower Gorge section, where a series of churning rapids will bounce and toss your boat from wave to wave. Steer through Satan’s Cesspool and Haystack Canyon, and make it past Bouncing Rock and Hospital Bar Rapids before you spill into calm, cool Folsom Lake.
American River Parkway: This is the number one bike/waking/jogging/discovery trail in all of the western United States. There are a ton of things to see on this trail. The path that extends about 25 miles from the Dam to downtown Sacramento is well paved and has easy access to the river. There are deer and other wild animals along the trail to enjoy. The path also crosses through a few different ‘parks’ where you can picnic, stop at a water fountain or just relax. This parkway is highly recommended!
It’s easy to get to Sacramento and lots of places to stay. On the Pacific Coast Highway 1 you’ll find:
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, California
Named after a longtime resident and rancher in this sparsely populated area of the central California coast, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is an especially sublime spot on a famously scenic stretch of coastline. Big Sur is renowned for breathtaking vistas of mountains marching right down to the Pacific, and this cove tucked into the rocky coastline – complete with tumbling beach waterfall – is an irresistible photo op for road trippers traveling Highway 1. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is 12 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on California’s Pacific coast.
A main feature of the park is McWay Falls, which drops over a cliff of 80 feet into the Pacific Ocean. The park is also home to 300-foot redwoods which are over 2,500 years old. Julia Pfeiffer Burns was a respected resident and rancher in the Big Sur region in the early 20th century, who lived in the area for much of her life until her death in 1928. The 3,762-acre park was established in 1962.
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CALIFORNIA: Sequoia National Park
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