Greetings from Yosemite National Park

I grew up going to national parks every so often, but I didn’t realize how special these places were until I went to Yosemite. Yosemite gave me the eyes to see how inspiring wilderness can be. My first wilderness experience was my first year in college with a group backpacking trip with a group from the University of California, Merced. I never thought that going to college, I’d find a passion for national parks. I find beauty in the idea that Yosemite NP and other protected lands are places that belong to everyone; that they’re protected for me, my friends, and my family forever. That is why, above all else, Yosemite and national parks are made special to me because of time I spend there with the people I love!

Sincerely,
Moses

Yosemite National Park

With its sculpted granite rock formations, towering ancient sequoia trees and spectacular waterfalls, it's no wonder Yosemite is one of the most celebrated national parks in the world.

State(s): California

Established: 1890

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