|Above, a view of upper Yosemite Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Yosemite National Park is special and spectacular during any season of the year.
I've been in the park during summer and spring. Each season brings out different wonders.
USA Today has an article on what to expect to see during each season and the different things to know. The article also has a slideshow of 34 photographs.
They begin with:
Yosemite National Park wasn’t the first national park, but the idea of the national park was born there.
A law signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 ceded the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias to California for use as a state park — the first time the federal government had designated land for preservation in such a manner. Eight years later, Yellowstone became America’s — and the world’s — first national park.
More than 150 years later, millions come to marvel at the wonders of Yosemite.
And what wonders they are: towering sequoias and deep valleys; meadows of flowers and mountains of granite; glaciers, wildlife and waterfalls.To see more, go here.