The tallest waterfalls in North America. Miles and miles of glacier-polished granite. The world’s most massive trees. More than 400 animal species, including the park’s famously curious bears.
It's no wonder more than 4 million people visit Yosemite each year. But that doesn’t mean you have to join the tourist conga line. One surefire strategy is to avoid the busiest summer months, but even then there are workarounds. That’s because most visitors flock to iconic sights like Vernal and Nevada Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, and Tuolumne Meadows. But Yosemite is also one of the biggest national parks in the Lower 48, which means there are plenty of ways to see the best scenery without jostling for a view. Here are three Yosemite surprises.
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