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Yosemite Expects Plenty Of Visitors This Holiday Weekend

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Yosemite, CA – With many stuffed from the Thanksgiving feast, one way to work off those extra calories is to head to Yosemite for a hike.

The park touts the holiday as a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy public lands, but stress that it can be busy. Park rangers know that being well prepared can make for a much better experience and provided the list below of what to do and not to do:


  • Pack water, snacks, and layers.
  • Plan to arrive early to beat the lines. Be nice to the hardworking entrance station staff.
  • Peruse the Yosemite guide for information on services, things to do, and hiking in autumn.
  • Park strategically to what trails or areas you want to visit. Consider bringing a bike to get around Yosemite Valley. Park shuttles are not running.


  • Move your car until you’re ready to leave. A new parking spot may be hard to find, and you could just end up stuck in traffic instead.
  • Miss the opportunity to have a wonderful visit by not planning ahead.