Yosemite: Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite NPS is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. Visitors to Yosemite generated more than $378 million in economic activity and supported 5,162 jobs in 2012: Ethan Killian
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