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View of Half Dome, Yosemite I have hiked this trail with friends a number of times. It starts at Glacier Point and goes 8 miles past 3 waterfalls, down into the valley. The most memorable end to the hike involved a bottle of chilled, hard cider. Nothing had ever tasted so good before, nor has since!
The Yosemite park covers 761,268 acres. The California Gold Rush in the mid-19th century dramatically increased white travel in the area. Entrepreneur James Mason Hutching's tourism efforts between 1855 & 1860 led to an increase in travel to Yosemite.