You should visit Yosemite National Park in winter


Here’s why, another video from the good people at Yosemite National Park:

Any of the National Parks is special, in winter.  What is your snow and cold experience in them?

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Winter photo of the Yosemite Valley, by Q T Luong -- a key photo used by the Ken Burns group in their series of films on the National Parks.

Winter photo of the Yosemite Valley, by Q T Luong — a key photo used by the Ken Burns group in their series of films on the National Parks.

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4 Responses to You should visit Yosemite National Park in winter

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Here’s a map of the Long Valley Caldera:

    Long Valley Caldera, California

    And here’s a more colorful map of potentially active volcanoes in California (though, maddeningly, it doesn’t show where Yosemite is with a label):

    Active volcanoes in California

    From the Geology Cafe.

    Yosemite is due west of the Mono-Inyo Valley Craters, outside of the Long Valley Caldera. Certainly a massive eruption of Long Valley would cause trouble for Yosemite.

    Map of California showing Yosemite and Kings Peak/Sequoia NPs

    All volcanoes in California are placid now, and the California Volcano Observatory (CALVO) lists no immediate danger.

    I think we can probably get to Yosemite in our lifetimes.

    And if Long Valley goes off while we’re there? Hey, I’ve seen that movie of the post-nuclear apocalypse. Not sure I want to wait on a beach in Australia for the cloud of ash to snuff out life. Might be better to be closer to the catastrophe.

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  2. Ed Darrell says:

    Don’t confuse Yosemite with Yellowstone.

    Is Yosemite inside the California caldera? I didn’t think so.

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  3. Black Flag® says:

    Yeah it is pretty there.

    And you should visit, cause one day it will be volcano dust.

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