As this park is considered as an icon of America's majestic natural beauty, there is no wonder that this park will have millions of visitors every calendar year. Due to its dramatic waterfalls, abundant wildlife, giant sequoias, and cliffs such as Half Dome and El Capitan, which are awe-inspiring ones. If a traveler is looking for an adventure vacation, which will be remembered in a lifetime, they must visit this park. They will be immersed in the stillness of nature. They also can hike, ski, or backpack. A traveler will find peace in this territory, as it is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The National Park Service operates this park. The territory of this park is 748,436 acres, which is 1,1169 sq mi; 3,029 km2. This park sits in four counties: In Tuolumne and Mariposa, North and East to Mono, and south to Madera Country. In 1984 park was designated a world heritage site. It is internationally known for its waterfalls, clear streams, granite cliffs, giant sequoia gloves, mountains, lakes, meadows, biological diversity, and glaciers. Wilderness is almost the whole park, 95% out of 100%.
The park was first established in 1864. The authorities analyzed and thought this would be an excellent opportunity to attract tourists. Concerning the name "Yosemite" in Miwok means "killer." At first, the name referred to a tribe that was driven out of the area by the Mariposa Battalion. By indigenous people, the city had been called "Ahwahnee."
Yellowstone Park Facts
- It is the United State’s 3rd national park.
- It expanded the idea of national parks.
- The first time the government protected land due to its beauty.
- Park’s unique granite rocks glow like fire during sunset.
- In 1968, Yosemite’s historic Firefall was a spectacular sight reminiscent.
- The park protects more than 400 species.
- The park protects the Sierra Nevada red fox, which is a unique animal.
- Yosemite has one of the tallest waterfalls in the world.
- It is the only national park which hosts the Winter Olympics
- At night travelers can see the rainbow.