My Ideal Place To The Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park is the fourth most visited national park in the United States so camping reservations are a must before setting out on any camping trips! Sometimes, campgrounds can be booked months in advance and some sites are only open during certain seasons so I recommend planning in advance. My ideal place to set up camp is in the Wawona campground, closest to the Merced River and many of the wonders Yosemite National Park has to offer, such as Glacial Point or the Yosemite Valley. Upon arriving at my campground I am greeted by the tranquil sounds of the flowing Merced River accompanied by faint chirps coming from the towering pine trees that shield the campsite from the blistering sun above. After setting up camp, I walk down to …show more content…
I snack on some granola as sit on the riverbank and as my eyes reach the water’s edge, I am astonished by the clarity of the water…I can see straight to the bottom below! I can even see some native rainbow trout swimming below. The surrounding area alone is magnificent and is only a miniscule piece of the almost 1200 square mile park premises. I’m eager to see what is beyond the forest of pines so I hurry back to my tent so I can call it an early one before my first official day in Yosemite National Park. As the night approaches I fortify my campsite, being particularly cautious with my food because some veteran campers warned me that there have been a few black bear sightings recently in the area which is can be common. I zip up my tent and call it a night so I can be well rested for the long days I have …show more content…
I have heard a lot about this grove, specifically the famed Giant Sequoias. Giant Sequoia trees can grow to be over 250 feet tall and about 30 feet in diameter. These trees can also live to be over 3000 years old! (Szalay) Once a the grove I set out on the Mariposa Trail to find biggest Sequoia in Yosemite National Park, The Grizzly Giant. Once known as the “Grizzled Giant” This sequoia is believed to be 2700 years old making the tree the oldest known sequoia tree. (Holleran) From a distance, all I could see was the trunk of the tree but when I get closer I am left in shock at the tremendous size of The Grizzly Giant. The tree towers 209 feet into the sky and has a circumference of 92 feet. (Cary) There aren’t any limbs near the trunk. Shifting my gaze higher…and higher until I can’t tilt my head back any farther, I notice that even the trees limbs are bigger than me. I would say they’re at least 6 feet thick. I would have firewood to last me the entire winter if I could get my hands on one of those things! I take a picture at the base and then a few more before moving onto the next site in the Mariposa grove that I came to visit About 100 meters away I spot the man-made wonder; The California Tunnel Tree. The tree has a hole drilled through the bottom originally meant for cars to pass through but now hikers can cross through the tunnel. (Cary) It’s a one of a kind experience being able to walk through a tree. I say

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