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Yosemite Camping Reservations

Filed under: Holidays,Sports — Tags: , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 12:13 pm 2008 March 15

Snowy Picture of Half Dome in Yosemite national Park USA in the Distance

If you want to stay in Yosemite National Park (pronounced yo!-sim-it-tea) this summer you better get on your PC right now and make reservations or you might end up just driving through. The National Park service reports that over 3.63 million people visit Yosemite with one million of them coming in July and August. Because the valley is about 3000-4000 feet deep, NPS suggest you use a shuttle bus. It reduces the emissions that linger in the park. Entrance to the park is $20 by car and $10 by foot or motorcycle.

Yosemite is one of the United States top national parks and is a must see for both Americans and foreign tourists alike. If you’re a camper, you’ll appreciate Camp 4. If you’re lucky enough to get a spot there, you’ll likely be sharing a site with a world class rock climber as Half Dome and El Capitan are two of the most famous climbs that any climber could have on their resume.

Picture looking down the Yosemite Valley from the Top of El Capitan

And don’t stop at the valley! Tuolumne Meadows (pronounced Toe-walla-mean) is in the upperlands of Yosemite at about 8600 ft elevation is equally beautiful and a lot less crowded. You’ll appreciate the views that the variety of events and outdoor activities in which you can get involved.

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Photos courtesy United States National Park Service

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  • Good reminder. Actually, I prefer the Curry Village Tent Cabins. About $100 for 4. Beds come with linen, army blankets, towels. But they book up FAST. You can make resv a year in advance.

    A small point on your pronunciation guide. The correct is:

    Yosemite = Yo Sem it Tee

    Toulemne = Too All Umm Nee

    You trip should include a hike to the top of Half Dome. I am the author of the only guidebook to Half Dome at Yosemite National Park. It is called “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome” published by Wilderness Press. It is available at the park Sports and Mountaineering stores as well as REI,, and bookstores. I also have a website and daily blog dedicated to safely doing this strenuous hike.

    Rick D.
    San Jose

    Comment by Rick Deutsch — 2008 March 16 @ 12:27 pm

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