Life is short and every man should have a bucket list of adventures he’d like to experience. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing Suburban Men’s bucket list with you and hopefully give you some ideas on what to add to your bucket list.
In the heart of Yosemite Valley you’ll spy more natural wonders in a minute than you will anywhere else in an entire day. California’s Yosemite sparkles as a crown jewel of the national parks, showcasing not just glacier-carved beauty but an array of superlatives: North America’s highest waterfall (Yosemite Falls); the world’s tallest uninterrupted granite monolith (El Capitan) and mountains that Ralph Waldo Emerson dubbed “unmatched on the globe.”
It’s all that and more. Tioga Pass Road takes you into Yosemite’s high country, including Tuolumne Meadows and its fabulous hiking trails (try the short climb to the top of Pothole Dome). Glacier Point Road leads to perhaps the most spectacular vista in any national park, looking down on Yosemite Valley from 3,200 ft. Wawona, near the southern entrance, provides a starter for the famous Mariposa Grove of sky-scraping sequoias. There’s hiking, rafting, fishing, big-wall rock climbing, camping and simply lounging at the Ahwahnee Hotel, a valley-floor mainstay since 1927.