Concern about big crowds started in the 1860s shortly after Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act. The topic will surely come up again as Yosemite National Park celebrates the 150th anniversary of the act.
Yosemite National Park has posted a video to help visitors better experience the natural attraction. Among the park’s ideas for getting the most out of a trip to the area is to explore some of the gateway communities just outside the park for opportunities to horseback ride, fly-fish, mountain bike and more.
President Obama will make a trip to Yosemite National Park next week, the White House announced Thursday. It’ll start at Carlsbad Caverns and continue west as the first family takes a vacation that coincides with the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.
Recent weather conditions and rising temperature have led to gushing waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. The waterfalls will peak sometime in May. Some of the seasonal falls will likely run until mid- to late summer, according to a park representative.