Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite is a protected wilderness area and one of the first national parks in the world. It has mountains, rivers, waterfalls and giant sequoia woods. The giant sequoia is the largest, heaviest tree on earth and definitely impressive if you want to take a look. Yosemite is mostly known for Yosemite Valley, a valley created by glaciers with granite walls. The two most recognizable walls are called Half Dome and El Capitan (a name which you may recognize from the MacBook software update).

Located only 5 miles from the west entrance of Yosemite National Park is the Yosemite Lakes RV Resort. The Tuolumne River runs through this campsite, where you can swim and fish. If you camp with a tent, there are special boxes for your food to keep the bears away. Yes bears, your read that right. You have to be really careful with your food in Yosemite, as there are hundreds of black American bears in this area that have a big appetite. Hide your food, not only for your own safety but also for the bears. If bears get human food often, they lose their fear of people and often have to be killed to protect people.

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Secured trashcans to keep the bears away.

There is a lot to do in Yosemite. Most people visit Yosemite Valley, where you can bike, swim, hike, climb and make beautiful photos. Hike the popular but short Mist Trail to the Nevada Falls or go hiking all day and pick a day-trail, whom mostly lead to waterfalls. If you’re into horses your can go horseback riding and if you don’t want to move much, you can go picnicking at one of the many picnic tables (but watch out for the bears)!

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