Do you love exploration during your vacations? Well, Yosemite national park may be your destiny as you explore the United States of America. The beauty of the park amazes everyone who visits, leaving them yearning to explore more. This wonder-park has become the destiny for everyone who loves to explore nature. The park is a world heritage site that is highly known for its unique granite cliffs, giant sequoia groves, biological diversity and beautiful waterfalls among others.
Location and Access to Yosemite National Park
Located near Mariposa city of California, this spectacular park stretches through Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties of the California and can be easily accessed by use of public transport means.
There are numerous shuttle bus services that visitors board to ease access to the park. The shuttle bus services eradicate the worry of multiple parking charges as well as traffic since they take visitors around the valley. In addition, there are buses that take visitors up to Glacier point or Tuolumne Meadows.
Facts and History about Yosemite National Park
Yosemite park is known to support a vast diversity plants and animal species. This may be attributed to by its large size and also the fact that it is a barely fragmented habitat block. Moreover, the park contains 5 vegetative zones mainly lower montane forest, upper montane forest, chaparral (oak) woodland, alpine and subalpine zone.
Yosemite is also known for a unique geology that contains granitic rocks and remains of older rocks. The streams here are steep while the canyons are deep and narrow. Furthermore, there is a U-shaped valley that is significant for the large number of people that visit Yosemite national park.
Yosemite is known to have been initially inhabited by native Americans who were traders with a rich culture but has since been occupied by Ahwahneechee who comprised of Paiute, Miwok and others. It is said that a key factor to the varnish of the native settlers was the discovery of gold that brought non-native settlers leading to a conflict for the resources. The conflict had to be solved by intervention of battalion troops during which their doctor, Lafayette Bunnell, learnt of the beauty of Yosemite Valley and spread the news leading to arrival of tourists and entrepreneurs.
Later afterwards activities around Yosemite brought devastating effects, a factor that moved John Muir and Robert Underwood Johnson to raise a campaign that saw U.S. Congress to set aside a the huge land (1500 square miles) that has since become the Yosemite national park.