Yosemite is a National Park in the Sierra Nevada (California, USA). He has one of the most beautiful granite plateau on earth. The Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular in the U.S., which is also reflected in an enormous number of visitors from around 4 million per year. Here, the park is especially during the holiday season in July / August completely overrun, and weekends are for the many weekenders from the area around San Francisco or Los Angeles can hardly recommend. However, to focus about 90% of visitors to the car Easy to reach, Yosemite Valley.
By the U.S. Senate were in the area of Yosemite on 1 Oktober 1890 1.500 square miles placed under special protection, but shortly afterwards described as Yosemite National Park. In 1906 was the expansion of the area around Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. Formally, this is the Yellowstone National Park earlier, the protection of Yosemite was already on 30 June 1864 by the signing of the Yosemite Grant by Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed.
Flora and fauna – The vegetation here is alone counted 37 species of trees, including up to 3,000 year old redwood trees, very diverse. A large number of herbs and wild flowers, is located on the mountain meadows. While man has extirpated some species such as grizzly and the wolf, are still found in large numbers black bears, ground squirrels and fish marten, mule deer, cougars, and pikas.
In summer it is warm and dry in the park. In winter it can get pretty cold. Between December and March are the wettest. The National Park itself, there are several campsites. Informed about the assignment, the Visitor Center in Yosemite Village. Note: The courts are also in the busy season extremely strong.