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Deep Culture Travel:

Insider's Guide to Yosemite

Globe Pequot Press
6 x 9, 250 pages, maps, b&w photos
ISBN: 0762740507
Updated 3rd edition
by Karen Misuraca and Maxine Cass

The new, expanded, updated 3rd edition of Insiders Guide Yosemite is now available in bookstores and from Amazon.com. Lots new in the four chapters that feature the gateway highways to the park.

Old Yosemite is as spectacular as ever, and there are recent changes and improvements in the tourism infrastructure, from a major renovation at the base of Yosemite Falls to hotel renovations, restaurant upgrades; special classes and tours, and more. Visitorship in the park is actually down from past years, and most months during the week, you will find plenty of solitude. When I return to Yosemite, I always stop at the famous Tunnel View overlooking the valley, and my eyes fill with tears. A secret hideaway: walk from the Ahwahnee lobby between the cottages to the river; lie under the trees with a book or a picnic--you'll be the only ones there.

  • Replacing the scrummy cafeteria of old, a fabulous new Food Court at Yosemite Lodge; faster, fresher, healthier and more attractive.
  • Hotel renovations -- if you haven't stayed at the Ahwahnee, the Wawona, Curry Village or Yosemite Lodge, you will find them completely renovated and updated.
  • Tubing hill at Badger Pass.
  • Spectacular new visitor area at the foot of Yosemite Falls, more natural, more beautiful.
  • Legendary Camp 4, the birthplace of big wall climbing in the United States, is doubled in size.
  • New "Explore Yosemite Family Program" is a three-hour introduction for all ages to the natural and cultural world of Yosemite.
  • More performances of the Bracebridge Dinners; no longer on lottery system.
  • and more!

Table of Contents:
    Area Overview
    Getting Here, Getting Around
    Yosemite Valley
    Tuolumne and Hetch Hetchy
    Yosemite in Winter
    Lodgings and Rentals
    Events, Activities and Tours
    Annual Events
    Outdoor Recreation
    Hiking and Backpacking
    Shopping in the Park
    Arch Rock Entrance/California Highway 140
    Big Oak Flat Entrance/California Highway 120 West
    South Gate Entrance/California Highway 41
    East Gate Entrance/California Highway 120
    Relocation to the Yosemite Region
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