From luxury lodges to rugged multi-day backpacks, this handy guide reveals the best of Yosemite National Park through vivid, full-colour photography and informed writing. Over 20 hikes, ranging from easy to difficult, are covered in-depth, with trail descriptions, elevation charts, maps, and photos. Chapters on history, geology, ecology, and wildlife are included along with essential information on lodging, camping, outdoor adventures, and popular park activities in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, and Hetch Hetchy. From the world-famous views of cliffs, waterfalls, polished granite domes, and giant sequoia groves to fine dining at the High Sierra Camp, this comprehensive travel companion allows anyone to access this fascinating park.
James Kaiser is an award-winning travel writer and photographer and the author of "Acadia: The Complete Guide, Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide, "and "Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide."