Yosemite National Park

By: Aaron Younie


Did you know that Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. Plus Yosemite has the most amazing valley in the world, Yosemite Valley. Yosemite is a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

Yosemite it is a place with a lot of history. Yosemite means those who kill. The Yosemite tribe killed everything in its path. There are a lot of animals that call Yosemite home. Let me name a few insects, bats, bear, beaver, deer , and mouse plus other awesome creatures. The Grizzly Giant Tree and the Sequoiadendron giganteum are just two of the many native foliage to Yosemite. The Grizzly Giant Tree’s base measures 34 feet in diameter. Yosemite has a titanic amount of history.

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Did you know that Yosemite is known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity.

Do you want to go to Yosemite? Well here’s info, you should go. You can also camp at Yosemite. There are several campgrounds in Yosemite including White Wolf campground and Yosemite Creek campground. Since Yosemite is awesome, two of the main reasons why people visit Yosemite are the scenery and the water falls. Now do you want to go to Yosemite?

Time is everything. Over time, congress created Yosemite National Park in 1890, but it did not include Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove and they were added to the park in 1906. In 1864, after Congress gave Yosemite Valley to California for use as a public park and recreation area, that’s what sparked the idea to create it into a national park. The park is 747,956 acres. Nearly 95 percent of which are designated Wilderness, and is home to hundreds of wildlife species and over a thousand plant species.

The Yosemite Legened

Once upon a time in a land named Yosemite Valley lived a leprechaun named Leonardo. He was 10 decades old (leprechauns go by decades), but one day Leonardo came across a griffin and said, “Don’t hurt me.” And the griffin talked and said, “I won’t hurt you I want to be friends with you.” So the griffin and Leonardo became friends. Leonardo named the griffin George. So George and Leonardo went to a party and Leonardo talked to this girl and they became friends. So after the party George couldn’t find Leo (Leonardo) anywhere. So he went looking and found him and overheard him talking to his friends Leo said, “That griffin is perfect to get that girl to like me more.” So George flew away and never came back.