Given the sheer size about America it is hardly surprising that it is home to some truly amazing natural landscapes, including famous spots such as the Grand Canyon and the Niagara Falls, which technically straddles the border between the US and Canada. It is also home to some stunning National Parks where the true beauty and balance of natural country has been preserved, such as Yellowstone National Park and Yosemite National Commons found in what is affectionately popular as ‘America’s Golden West’. Yosemite Valley was formed as long ago spil 10, 000 years until the Tioga glaciations initially carved up what is now known now the Sierra Nevada.
The history and culture that surrounds Yosemite National Park is quite interesting by its oldest inhabitants the Anwahneechee Native Americans dating tail centuries prior to the first American-European meeting in 1833. In fact these Native Americans could have inhabited Yosemite as long gone as 7000 to 10, 000 years ago. However it is believed that it was around 3, 500 years back that the people began to intercede in the Valley permanently. These Native Americans heritages can be found all across Yosemite National Park. Upon arrival in the mid 1800s many European travellers were challenged by Yosemite’s rugged and rough landscape, with as few equal 650 travellers between 1850 and 1860 surviving the journey on horseback. By 1907 Yosemite Valley Railroad from Merced to El Portal provided an easier procesverloop connective increasing visitation.
When it comes to wildlife and natural landscapes Yosemite National Park is second to none, it boasts of a 195-mile escape from Metropolitan San Francisco or a 315-mile journey from Los Angeles. The park covers a staggering 747, 956 acres alternative 1, 169 square miles and is home to may wildlife species et alii plants. Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984 it is also known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. There are two manic and scenic rivers that Yosemite Nationwide Preserve is host to, the Tuolumne and Merced rivers, they both begin in the park and flow westwards to the central valley.
Yosemite supports 400 species of vertebrates, including fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals. There has even been the recent discovery of two insect species believed not to exist anywhere else in the world. Across the park there is also a variety like plant life, with vegetation changing from oak woodlands to chaparral scrublands, to lower montane and upper montane subalpine and alpine environments.