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Yosemite Trip Planning focuses on videos to help you plan your trip.
 

Yosemite Nature Notes is a video podcast series that tells unique stories about the natural and human history of Yosemite National Park.

 

Yosemite Presents... contains selected videos about Yosemite National Park, including an orientation to visiting Yosemite.

 

Yosemite Voices is an audio podcast series intended to provide insights into the natural and cultural history and management of Yosemite National Park. The podcast also explores the lives of and lifestyles of the people who live and work in Yosemite.

 
A Buffalo Soldier Speaks is an audio podcast featuring National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson as Sergeant Elizy Boman, Troop "k," Ninth U.S. Cavalry, who was dispatched to Yosemite National Park in 1903. On their routine patrols through the high country of Yosemite, these Buffalo Soldiers recorded the pertinent but mundane details of their journeys.

Did You Know?

Vernal and Nevada Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.