Don’t miss out on an opportunity to connect with the Conservancy on your next Yosemite trip! Whether you want to try something new or enjoy your go-to activities, we look forward to helping you make the most of your time in the park.

Browse our calendar to see what’s coming up on our schedule and find your next Yosemite experience!

Outdoor

Outdoor

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Art Classes

Art Classes

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Theater

Theater

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Volunteer

Volunteer

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Theater

Theater

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Custom Adventures

Custom Adventures

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Donor Events

Donor Events

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Custom Adventures

Design a guided Yosemite experience to fit your itinerary and interests.
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023
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Volunteer

Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park.
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023
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Day Hike: Winter Wonder in Mariposa Grove

Mariposa Grove
Program Overview: Most people visit the Mariposa Grove during the summer months. On this day trip, you’ll experience many locals’
02/18/2023
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Custom Art Classes

Heading to Yosemite with a group? Enhance your time in the park with a custom art experience. We’ll work with
03/01/2023 - 10/31/2023
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Day Hike: Dewey Point Snowshoe

Badger Pass
Program Overview: Most people visit the park during the summer months. On this day trip, you’ll experience many locals’ favorite
03/04/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Yosemite Valley Geology

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Yosemite Valley’s remarkable rock formations are among the park’s most recognizable features. On this guided adventure, explore the
03/24/2023
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JMHS Spring Gathering

Yosemite Valley
Please join us for one of our most anticipated events of the year! This year’s Spring Gathering will take place
03/24/2023 - 03/26/2023
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Spring Gathering

Yosemite Valley
Please join us for one of our most anticipated events of the year! This year’s Spring Gathering will take place
03/24/2023 - 03/25/2023
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
03/26/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Teach the Teachers

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Calling all educators! We’re welcoming teachers from across the country to participate in our “teach the teachers” overnight
04/08/2023 - 04/09/2023
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Watercolor & Ink with Casey Cheuvront

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In our fast-paced lives, we often forget to stop and really look at the beauty that surrounds us. Take some
04/10/2023 - 04/21/2023
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San Francisco Reception

Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, CA
Join fellow Yosemite Conservancy members for a reception on the ‘Ohana Floor at Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. Enjoy an
04/20/2023
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Watercolor Journaling with Elizabeth Butterfield

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Yosemite National Park is a form of art in itself; all the natural beauty of this special place offers endless
04/24/2023 - 04/28/2023
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Day Hike: Intro to Birding

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Believe it or not, spring in Yosemite Valley is more than just spectacular sights. During this relaxing weekend
04/29/2023 - 04/30/2023
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Mosaics with Denise Davidson

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
No art experience? No problem! This mosaic art class is ideal for beginners. Over the course of four hours, artist
05/01/2022 - 05/05/2022
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Spring Colors 

Evergreen Lodge
Experience the glory of spring when wildflowers are at their peak. The weekend event at Evergreen Lodge features a welcome
05/05/2023 - 05/07/2023
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Watercolor with John Gates

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
This watercolor class will strike an ideal balance, offering a mix of structured learning and the freedom to create something
05/08/2023 - 05/12/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Ethnobotany

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Join us for two days of guided exploration and immerse yourself in the historical and contemporary relationships between
05/13/2023 - 05/14/2023
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Watercolor with Jo-Neal Graves

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
During this fun outdoor painting class in Yosemite Valley, instructor Jo-Neal Graves will introduce you to the fundamentals of watercolor,
05/15/2023 - 05/19/2023
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Art Retreat: Watercolor Painting

Yosemite Valley
In this multi-day art workshop, you’ll create sketches and paintings of Yosemite’s natural wonders, all while learning about shapes, colors,
05/18/2023 - 05/21/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Meadow Hydrology and Ecology

Hetch Hetchy
Program Overview: Dive into the botanical beauty of northwestern Yosemite during a two-day guided program with a knowledgeable naturalist guide.
05/19/2023 - 05/20/2023
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Watercolor with Grace Fong

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Beginning artists and experienced painters alike will enjoy a spring day spent painting with watercolor in Yosemite Valley. With guidance
05/22/2023 - 05/26/2023
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Paint and Sip

Yosemite Valley
In this paint and sip class, you will learn the basics of watercolor and employ them to create an iconic
05/26/2023 - 09/29/2023
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Painting & Poetry with Joa & Kelly

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Join artists and poets Joa Suorez and Kelly Lee for this creative art class, which you’ll spend translating your experience
05/29/2023 - 06/02/2023
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Kids’ Art Classes

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
These first-come, first-served classes will be offered Monday through Thursday in June, July and August 2023 for kids ages 4-11.
06/01/2023 - 08/31/2023
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Centennial Celebration Weekend 

Yosemite Valley
06/02/2023 - 06/04/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Bird Behavior, Nesting, and Communication

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: When we start paying attention, every moment outside becomes exponentially more interesting — whether in Yosemite Valley or
06/03/2023 - 06/04/2023
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Watercolor Nature Journaling with Sylvia Eneriz

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Like the great naturalist John Muir, who documented not only the flora and fauna of his beloved Yosemite, but also
06/05/2023 - 06/09/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Bird-Banding

Ackerson Meadow
Program Overview: Begin this multi-day adventure with a day of birding in Yosemite’s Hodgdon Meadow area with a naturalist guide.
06/08/2023 - 06/10/2023
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Painting & Printmaking with Sue Fierston

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate early-summer scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue
06/12/2023 - 06/16/2023
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Art Retreat: Watercolor Painting with Pen & Ink

Yosemite Valley
In this three-day immersive art workshop with artist Lindsey Fox, you’ll deepen your understanding of color and pattern and learn
06/15/2023 - 06/18/2023
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Watercolor & Ink with Lindsey Fox

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Join artist Lindsey Fox in Yosemite Valley for a beginner-friendly art class focused on capturing the unique patterns and forms
06/19/2023 - 06/23/2023
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Backpack & Paint: May Lake

May Lake
If you enjoy watercolor painting and backpacking, this is the trip for you! On this three-day, two-night backpacking trip, you
06/22/2023 - 06/25/2023
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Workshop: Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry #1

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Julia Parker spent more than 60 years working as a cultural demonstrator in Yosemite National Park, educating visitors
06/23/2023 - 06/25/2023
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Day Hike: North Dome

Tioga Road
Program Overview: On this challenging day hike, you will enjoy an extraordinary and up-close view of iconic Half Dome and
06/24/2023
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Acrylic with Jeff Hemming

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this acrylic painting class with artist Jeff Hemming, students will study different features of the Yosemite landscape, consider colors
06/26/2023 - 06/30/2023
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Yosemite Rx: Forest Bathing by Day, Dine & Full Moon Hike by Night

Taft Point
Program Overview: Experience Yosemite with all five of your senses during two days of meditative and relaxing programming. Each morning,
07/02/2023 - 07/03/2023
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Watercolor & Ink with Qinqin Liu

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Deepen your connection to Yosemite in an interactive workshop that brings together two mediums: watercolor and ink. In this four-hour
07/03/2023 - 07/07/2023
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Women’s Backpack: Glen Aulin

Glen Aulin
Program Overview: This trip offers an unforgettable Yosemite adventure along a classic wilderness route! Join a group of fellow women
07/06/2023 - 07/09/2023
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Overnight Family Camping Trip

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: This family-oriented program is welcome to participants of all ages and will have you and your loved ones
07/07/2023 - 07/08/2023
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Pen & Ink with Kyle Monhollen

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Come have fun and explore your creativity in this class with Kyle Monhollen. The class will spend time outdoors admiring
07/10/2023 - 07/14/2023
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Relaxed Backpack: History of Trails, from Tribes to Tourists

Tioga Road
Program Overview: Join us for a casual backcountry camping experience and dip your toes into alpine backpacking! We’ll travel through
07/13/2023 - 07/16/2023
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Relaxed Day Hikes: White Wolf Birds and Blooms

White Wolf
Program Overview: Enjoy summer scenery as you practice identifying songbirds by sight and sound and figure out which wildflowers are
07/14/2023 - 07/16/2023
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Watercolor Nature Journaling with Casondra Cunningham

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Nature journaling is an accessible and meaningful way to connect to a place — in a nature journaling art class,
07/17/2023 - 07/21/2023
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Art Retreat: Adventure Sketching with Ink and Watercolor

Yosemite Valley
During this three-day workshop, you will explore the vicinity of Yosemite Valley through pen and watercolor sketches. You’ll learn how to
07/20/2023 - 07/23/2023
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Introduction to Backpacking: Cathedral Lakes

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Are you new to backpacking? Have you been a few times but are still a little unsure about
07/21/2023 - 07/23/2023
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Watercolor Nature Journaling with Suzie Garner

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Slow down and enjoy a day of painting and drawing with artist Suzie Garner. In this class, you will learn
07/24/2023 - 07/28/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Alpine Amphibians Backpack

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: “A century ago, wanderers of the High Sierra encountered mountain yellow-legged frogs in such plentitude that a certain
07/27/2023 - 07/30/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Butterflies & Pollinators

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Pollinators not only help humans survive, but they also help us live our lives beautifully and in abundance.
07/28/2023 - 07/29/2023
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Yosemite Rx: The Healing Power of Forest Bathing and Yoga

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Immerse yourself in Yosemite’s beauty while connecting to the environment during two days of yoga and Forest Bathing
07/29/2023 - 07/30/2023
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Travel Journaling with Kelvin Nguyen

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Demystify drawing in this travel journaling class with artist Kelvin Nguyen. Using simple supplies, pen and marker, students will learn
07/31/2023 - 08/04/2023
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Art Retreat: Fieldsketching with Watercolor

Yosemite Valley
In this three-day workshop, artists will explore Yosemite Valley together, learning from renowned artist and scientist Andrea Dingeldein. Andrea will
08/03/2023 - 08/06/2023
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Backpack: Mt. Conness

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Spend a long weekend surrounded by the incomparable beauty of the Sierra Nevada high country on this three-day,
08/03/2023 - 08/06/2023
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Day Hike: Mount Dana

High Country
Program Overview: Starting at 10,000 feet elevation, over the course of the day we’ll gain over 3,000 feet. This hike
08/05/2023
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Nature Journaling with Watercolor Pencil

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
A sketchbook offers a unique way to record your experiences and help you to remember them. If you are curious
08/07/2023 - 08/11/2023
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Relaxed Backpack: Ten Lakes

Tioga Road
Program Overview: Join us on an excursion to two clusters of crystalline backcountry lakes separated by a narrow ridge of
08/10/2023 - 08/13/2023
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: Perseids Meteor Shower #1

Tioga Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/11/2023 - 08/12/2023
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: Perseids Meteor Shower #2

Tioga Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/12/2023 - 08/13/2023
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Pen and Ink with Dan Masterson

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Enjoy the camaraderie of learning in a group in this Yosemite-inspired drawing class. You’ll practice basic drawing techniques using pen
08/14/2023 - 08/18/2023
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Day Hike: Stewardship Weekend #1

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park. During this Stewardship
08/18/2023 - 08/19/2023
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Tuolumne Meadows Weekend 

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge
A high country experience complete with canvas tents, campfires, day hikes, receptions and dinners. You’ll have the opportunity to make
08/18/2023 - 08/20/2023
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Watercolor & Ink with Mariko Lofink

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this four-hour watercolor workshop, you’ll use brushes with paint and Sumi ink on watercolor paper to bring a Yosemite
08/21/2023 - 08/25/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Bighorn Sheep Backpack

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: This Yosemite Field School backpacking course takes you into the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep
08/24/2023 - 08/27/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Tuolumne Meadows Geology

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Remarkable rock formations, including sheer cliffs, polished domes, and soaring peaks, are among Yosemite’s most recognizable landforms —
08/25/2023 - 08/27/2023
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Acrylic with Bunny Paivine

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this unique class with Bunny Paivine, you will learn unconventional techniques and embrace your sense of play while painting
08/28/2023 - 09/01/2023
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Yosemite Field School: Geology Backpack to Lyell Basin

Lyell Glacier
Program Overview: Enjoy a rare opportunity to hike at high elevations off trail and above the tree line to the
08/31/2023 - 09/03/2023
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Scratchboard with Caleb Blatz

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this class, students will learn how to create scratchboard illustrations with artist Caleb Blatz. Scratchboard is a unique medium
09/04/2023 - 09/08/2023
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Day Hike: Stewardship Weekend #2

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park. During this Stewardship
09/08/2023 - 09/09/2023
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Charcoal with John Tullis

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this charcoal class, students will learn and practice different drawing techniques, guided by artist and instructor John Tullis. You’ll
09/11/2023 - 09/15/2023
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Art Retreat: Watercolor Sketchbooks with Pen & Ink

Yosemite Valley
Immerse yourself in three days of learning and practice in Yosemite Valley during an art retreat with Shelly Perkins. This
09/14/2023 - 09/17/2023
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Watercolor with Michael Friedland

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Watercolor doesn’t have to be intimidating! That’s the theme of this creative painting class with artist Michael Friedland. Spend a
09/18/2023 - 09/29/2023
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Workshop: Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry #2

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Julia Parker spent more than 60 years working as a cultural demonstrator in Yosemite National Park, educating visitors
09/22/2023 - 09/24/2023
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Day Hikes: Forgotten Tales of Yosemite’s History

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Over three days we’ll share the multicultural background that contributed to the development of Yosemite National Park. The
09/29/2023 - 10/01/2023
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Watercolor with Jennifer Bentson

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Looking to learn watercolor basics? Curious about how to capture the curves and playful light of flowing water, or how
10/02/2023 - 10/06/2023
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Art Retreat: Watercolor Painting

Yosemite Valley
Autumn brings soft light and warm colors to Yosemite Valley. Join professional artist Steve Curl to welcome the golden leaves
10/04/2023 - 10/07/2023
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Watercolor with Steve Curl

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
This fun paint class for beginning and continuing students offers participants a chance to see Yosemite through an artist’s eyes.
04/11/2022 - 10/20/2023
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Day Hike: Yosemite Leave No Trace Trainer

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: The Leave No Trace (LNT) principles encourages everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long-term health
10/20/2023 - 10/21/2023
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Watercolor with Zach Polic

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
During autumn in Yosemite, the leaves of the oak, maple, and aspen begin to change into the fall colors that
10/23/2023 - 10/27/2023
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Fall Colors

Yosemite Valley
Festivities begin on Friday with an evening reception. The event will continue Saturday morning with a guided tour through the
10/27/2023 - 10/29/2023
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Day Hike: Day of the Woodpecker

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Did you know there are more species of woodpeckers in Yosemite than in any comparable area in the
10/28/2023
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