Inspired by the jaw-dropping beauty of Yosemite National Park, Dan Sadgrove set off on a road trip around the United States to discover the diversity of the country’s landscapes. Here, he describes what he witnessed, and encourages all travelers to the U.S. to look beyond the major cities and toward the country’s interior. - See more at: http://passionpassport.com/photo-essay-dan-sadgrove-6000-miles-through-12-national-parks/#sthash.8Bh8sSY2.dpuf
One of the first parks in the National Park Service, California's Yosemite is a World Heritage site. Its most famous scenery includes mountain peaks like Half Dome and El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, giant sequoias, and sub-alpine lakes. Adventure travel expert Matt Villano recommends Hetch Hetchy, an uncrowded area in the park’s northwest corner, for unparalleled hiking.