To ensure the well-being of our employees and the public, we are canceling or postponing many programs, events and operations. For details on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here. Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. See the Yosemite National Park site and the NPS Public Health Update for more information.

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We’re kicking off the new decade with a question rooted in reflection:

What are your Yosemite memories?

Maybe you recall your first glimpse of Half Dome’s stately brow; or a fleeting moment when you locked eyes with a marmot, mid-snack; or the scent of damp earth on a dewy morning in the high country. Or maybe the memory that dominates your daydreams is of a languid afternoon by the Merced River, when you listened to birds chatter and watched the occasional raft float downstream while letting the sun’s shifting rays, not your smartphone, track the hours.

Whatever your Yosemite memories are … we’d love to hear about them!

Share Your #YosemiteMemory

Share your Yosemite memories with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter this year with the hashtag #YosemiteMemory. We’ll feature memories from park fans on our social channels each month, and at the end of the year we’ll highlight some here on the blog. You could share Yosemite memories…

  • In any format: Poems and prose, photos and videos, doodles and paintings, original songs … all are welcome!
  • From any time: Reflect on special Yosemite moments from years ago, share observations from last week’s hike, or tell us about memories-to-be — the ones that haven’t happened just yet, but which you’re looking forward to creating in the park.
  • On any subject: Think back on your adventures in Yosemite, memorable wildlife sightings, solo visits or trips with friends and family, or Sierra sunsets you still see when you close your eyes. Post about that time you found an unexpected view, enjoyed an enlightening conversation with a ranger, or discovered just how good a slightly stale tortilla and some peanut butter can taste when you’ve been hiking with a heavy pack for hours.
  • As often as you like: Share a #YosemiteMemory with us once this year … or once a month, or once a week.

Ready to share a recollection? Post your #YosemiteMemory on social media — and don’t forget to tag us (@YosemiteConservancy on Facebook and Instagram, and @YoseConservancy on Twitter), and anyone else you want to share that memory with, too.

We can’t wait to hear about the experiences that have helped make Yosemite a memorable place for you!