the summer crowds fade to just an echo, nature's seasonal changes begin
in spectacular fashion as the trees change color. For the photographer,
Yosemite is at full grandeur. Days still are warm, but there is bracing
chill in the air. You can still can drive through the high country at
the peak of its love1iness. The wildlife still is around, hiking is a
special treat, and there are an endless variety of special gifts enticing
Christmas shoppers. And there is no better place to spending the Thanksgiving
holiday. You'll enjoy these options:
Fall is possibly the best time of year to bicycle around the park.
through the museum honoring and explaining the lives of Yosemite's first
residents, the American Indians. Then walk short distance to the fascinating
Indian Village, which is still used for spiritual activities by modern-day
a lecture and learn how the worrisome mix between Yosemite's human visitors
end its bear residents has eased, thanks to creative measures and public
response to the bears' welfare.
in one of Yosemite's many campgrounds, getting up close and personal
with the great outdoors. And it's a marvelous way to meet nature-loving"
folk from around the world.
out the very special tours offered by the experts at Yosemite Guides,
whose office is at Yosemite View lodge in El Portal on the perk boundary.
No one knows Yosemite better.
stand or sit at the side of the road below El' Capitan and watch as
the mountain climbers above you scale the sheer wall on their way up.
Bring binoculars, and a sense of wonder.