Yosemite Tours and more...
Yosemite Tours with pickup in Bass Lake, Oakhurst, Fish Camp, Mariposa, Midpines and El Portal (list of Pickups). See Half Dome, El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, *Yosemite Falls, Three Brothers, Leaning Tower, *Glacier Point, *Ribbon Fall, Cathedral Spires, Royal Arches, Yosemite Chapel, *Vernal & Nevada Falls, **Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia and more...
Let Discover Yosemite make your visit to Yosemite both relaxing and unforgettable. We’ll do the planning, pick you up, pay the fees, feed you and transport you through the phenomenal grandeur of this national treasure. And after a day with our exceptional guides, you’ll have a much deeper appreciation of what you’ve seen than if you’d travelled on your own. You’ll learn about Galen Clark, the “Father of Yosemite,” his friend John Muir and other unusual characters who made Yosemite what it is today. You’ll know what forces shaped this incredible landscape, the difference between a Ponderosa and a Jeffrey Pine and something about the lives of our bears, coyotes and other wildlife.
Exploring Yosemite National Park should be on everyone’s "bucket list". And don’t save this for last or you’ll regret not visiting again and again. Even superlatives like “awe-inspiring,” “breathtaking” and “magnificent” can’t begin to describe what it’s like to stand beneath its soaring granite cliffs and hear the ice thundering over the waterfalls or to wander amidst the silence of the Giant Sequoias.
But the rapture of seeing one of the wonders of the world can be marred by the challenges of driving on winding mountain roads, playing musical chairs for parking spaces and craning to see towering 3,000-foot precipices from horizon-line car windows.
And who knows what unexpected gifts may come to you along the way? Mule deer browsing in the meadows? A rarely seen wildflower hidden in the grass? Or a wisp of a waterfall seen briefly in the spring? Our guides know how to increase your chances of seeing the unexpected as well as the expected.
*Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove are seasonal, as are many of the waterfalls.
**Mariposa Grove is scheduled to close for a restoration project in the summer of 2015 through fall 2016. (Dates listed are tentative and subject to change) During the closure we will be able to spend more time at the other highlights in Yosemite.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” John Muir
Our Feature Photographer is Heidi Vetter. Prints of her photographs may be purchased by contacting Heidi Vetter Photography, heidivetter.com.Web Site Development, Dana Glitch; Web Site Writer, Arin McKenna; Character Development, Emyle Swartz; Illustrator, Kevin Thresher