Full name: Yosemite National Park

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I visited Yosemite National Park in late June, 2014. I’d left San Francisco the day before, after having met and briefly got to know the other 11 backpackers I would be driving across the States with over the next 3 weeks. We were all crammed into a tiny people carrier thing, all sitting on top of each other.

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The geology of the Yosemite area is characterized by granitic rocks and remnants of older rock. About 10 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada was uplifted and then tilted to form its relatively gentle western slopes and the more dramatic eastern slopes. The uplift increased the steepness of stream and river beds, resulting in formation of deep, narrow canyons. About 1 million years ago, snow and ice accumulated, forming glaciers at the higher alpine meadows that moved down the river valleys.

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Modesto City-County Airport (MOD)
Drive east on Highway 120 to Yosemite (or head south on Highway 99 to Merced, then take Highway 140 east into Yosemite). Allow about 1.5 hours to the park’s Big Oak Flat or Arch Rock Entrance or about two hours to Yosemite Valley.

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San Francisco International (SFO)
Drive on Highway 580 east to Highway 205 east to Highway 120 east to Yosemite (you can also take Highway 99 south to Merced, then Highway 140 east into Yosemite). Allow about four hours to the park’s Big Oak Flat or Arch Rock Entrance or five hours to Yosemite Valley.

Spanning an amazing 761,000 acres, Yosemite National Park is an outdoors lover’s dream

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San José International (SJC)
Drive on Highway 880 north to 580 east to Highway 205 east to Highway 120 east to Yosemite (you can also take Highway 99 south to Merced, then Highway 140 east into Yosemite). Allow about four hours to the park’s Big Oak Flat or Arch Rock Entrance or five hours to Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite National Park is the most revisited park in the United States.

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Yosemite National Park holds unique and pronounced landform features, in the form of deeply incised valleys and granitic domes. The park is also known for its many waterfalls and groves of giant sequoias (possibly the oldest and largest living things on earth).

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Fresno-Yosemite International (FAT)
Drive north on Highway 41 to Yosemite. Allow about 1.5 hours to the park’s South Entrance or 2.5 hours to Yosemite Valley.