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Half Dome in Winter from Pohono Bridge

10 Reasons Winter in Yosemite is Magical

  Winter in Yosemite is magical! We are talking snow covered peaks, frosted trees, frozen waterfalls, frazil ice, little to no crowds, and a heap of activities including ice skating, downhill and cross-country skiing, hot cocoa, quality time next to a roaring fireplace, and more. And these are just a few of the essential activities …Read More

7 Things to do in Yosemite’s Last Call to Fall

written by Christina P. Kantzavelos photo by Kim Lawson It’s time to throw on your scarf and beanie, sip on a pumpkin spice latte, and witness Yosemite’s multi-chromatic transition last days of Fall. With this change there are still quite a few awesome things to do in the park and in our neck of the …Read More

Cabin 39 River Song - Wawona, Yosemite National Park

Where are you from?

poem by Kyla King of Cabin 39 I am from warm summers spent learning the names of brilliant wildflowers that cling to granite cliffs and peek out from beneath the scraggly limbs of weathered old pine trees. I am from clear, calm pools formed over many years in the bends of the south fork of …Read More

The Grizzly Giant: 4 must-know Facts about Yosemite’s Oldest Tree

Fun facts and story by  Christina P. Kantzavelos, www.buenqamino.com Estimated to have taken root around 200 AD, a Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron Giganteum) named the Grizzly Giant is both the tallest and oldest tree in Yosemite National Park, standing at a solid 209 feet (try getting a vertical panorama of that!). If that’s not impressive, its …Read More

Nevada Falls in Yosemite

10 Things to Do in Yosemite this Spring

Visiting Yosemite in the Spring is a huge treat. It’s the ideal season for waterfalls, warmer weather, plentiful rivers and creeks, blooming flowers, reopened trails and roads, smaller crowds and inexpensive lodging. You’ll soon realize it’s pretty on, for being off-season. 1. Go Chase Some Waterfalls Waterfalls and cascades are at their peak volume and …Read More

What does The Redwoods In Yosemite mean to you?

Over generations, countless visitors have driven down a meandering Chilnualna Falls Road in Yosemite for the first time in search of an answer to that question. To those that made that journey, we all were that person at one point in our lives and the uniqueness of that initial memory, and those that ensued, is …Read More

The Good Old Days

Story by Virginia Wyatt of Cabins 43R & 44R From the Recollections of Life and Events in Wawona series I am reminiscing today and invite you to take a trip down memory lane with me as I am in the winter of my life, spring: being to my children and youth, summer: adults, working hard …Read More

Star Party and Solar Eclipse Viewing This August in Yosemite

The Redwoods In Yosemite would like to share the latest information from our friends at the UC Merced Yosemite Field Station in Wawona, just on the corner of Chilnualna Falls Rd and Highway 41 in Yosemite. Join us, Sunday, August 20th, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the UC Merced Yosemite Field Station in …Read More

Wawona Evening Bear Visits

Story by Norm Serra (Cabin 11) from the series Recollections Of Life And Events in Wawona We first came in 1961 and stayed at Mr. Kessler’s (Yosemite Pines) big cabin on Chilnualna Falls Road, now cabin #80, owned by Dick and Carol Chatterton. We stayed in that house again in 1967, the year we bought our …Read More