If you are planning to visit United States and not counting ‘Yosemite National Park’ on sightseeing list will be big mistake. Yosemite National Park offers great view stretching from eastern portion Tuolumme, Madera and Mariposa. The park is spread on vast area of 747,956 acres covering slopes on western side of Sierra Nevada Mountain. Today the place has developed as famous tourist spot, around 3.7 million people pay visit to Yosemite National Park every year. The site was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in year 1984 due to its brilliant natural wonders.
Yosemite National Park is one of the largest park and habitat block which supports wide diversity of animals and plants. The park has five major area for vegetation: Oak Woodland, upper montane forest, lower montane forest, alpine forest and subalpine forest zone. The park today is protected under IUCN category. As it has 160 rare plants with rare geology and soil formation ranges.
Geology of Yosemite National Park
To explore about Geology section, the park has fragments of old rocks and granite rocks. Around 10-million years before, the land of Sierra Nevada was uplifted which created dramatic slopes. The uplift increased the steepness of river beds which in turned formed narrow and deep canyons. The thickness of ice noted in this region is about 1,200-meters during glacial period.
Top Spots to visit at Yosemite National Park:
- Yosemite Fall
The Yosemite Waterfall is known to be highest waterfall around the North America, and also grabs sixth position around the world. The water falling from height of 2,424-feet is truly mesmerizing view. The best time to visit this place is during spring season.
- Half Dome
This is yet another famous spot, a popular rock formation. A dream place of hikers to explore their talent. The crest rises higher than 4,737 feet above the Yosemite Valley. With use of cables several hikers get wonderful experience of this Travel adventure.
- Tuolumme Meadows
Visiting at sunset to get beautiful view of meadow section is incredible experience. You can also find unique plants, flowers and tree adorning the path. The park service also offers camping, day hiking activities to get best of the Tuolumme Meadows.
- Valley View
The valley View stretches 145-mile long, and responsible for carving glacial valley. The mile deep valley spreads its wing to 8-miles long and offers beautiful view to capture.
- Tunnel View
If you want to have a treat, here’s a deal. Visit to Tunnel View, will give mesmerizing view and breath-taking site of Yosemite Valley.
- Cathedral Peak
The Cathedral Peak is star attraction of this Yosemite National Park. It’s a mountain range with height of 10,911-feet. This granite peak was first mounted by John Muir in year 1869. John Muir as also first person to climb class-4 in Sierra Nevada (a sub range of Cathedral Peak).
Yosemite National Park is worth visiting on your trip to United States. Capturing serene site will surely be wonderful experience!