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YExplore has guided tours in Yosemite National Park for groups of all ages in every season. We guarantee smaller rosters for a better experience on your Yosemite tour. We will customize a tour for you with any group size. All tours have a privacy option. See all the options below and book, call or email tours@yexplore.com today.

Nepal Peru 2020
Everest Base Camp

Nepal Peru 2020

Nepal Peru 2020 is an ambitious plan to trek on two continents on two adventures of a lifetime in the span of two months. The

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More Yosemite Gift Items
Adventure Blog

Yosemite Bear Gift Items

They might not be delivered in time for the holidays, but we are pleased to announce our new line of Yosemite gear featuring our Yosemite

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Last Minute Yosemite Gifts
Yosemite Adventures

Last Minute Yosemite Gifts

Have you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Just choose one of our last minute

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Soaring Above Half Dome
Adventure Blog

Soaring Above Half Dome

Soaring Above Half Dome It’s been a difficult summer being a guide in Yosemite National Park. As everyone knows, the park just recently fully opened

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Half Dome Hiking Guide
Half Dome

Half Dome Hiking Guide

Every Yosemite summer season begins with a flurry of spring hikes that lead to our busy schedule from June to October. Within those months, I

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Global Adventures

2019 Kilimanjaro Adventure

  We are pleased to announce the dates for the YExplore 2019 Kilimanjaro Adventure will be from January 17 until January 31, 2019. This includes

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Adventure Blog

Subie For All Seasons

It has been a year since I purchased my first Subaru, a 2017 Venetian Red Pearl Outback 2.5i Premium my family and I named Subie

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Yosemite Gift of Adventure
Adventure Blog

Yosemite Gift of Adventure

Still shopping for last minute gift ideas? It’s never too late to give a Yosemite Gift of Adventure. You won’t even have to wrap it.

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Giving Tuesday Yosemite Bears
Adventure Blog

Giving Tuesday Yosemite Bears

This Giving Tuesday Yosemite Bears need your help. YExplore is committed to helping save Yosemite bears by contributing to the Yosemite National Park Bear Management

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Yosemite Bear Trucker Caps
Adventure Blog

Yosemite Bear Trucker Caps

Three new colors of the Yosemite Bear Trucker Caps just arrived and are available at our online store. The new colors are Orange Poppy, Emerald

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Yosemite Tunnel View Bear
Adventure Blog

Yosemite Tunnel View Bear

As the Founder and Principal of YExplore Yosemite Adventures, I am pleased to announce the release of our Yosemite Tunnel View Bear logo today, June

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Yosemite Season's Greetings
Adventure Blog

Yosemite Season’s Greetings

Yosemite Season’s Greetings from all of us at YExplore Yosemite Adventures. We are so thankful for the tremendous opportunity to share every inch of Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite Stewardship Outreach REI
Adventure Blog

Yosemite Stewardship Outreach REI

“Fostering Yosemite Stewardship in the Digital Age” REI Store Scheduled Presentations By John P. DeGrazio “Fostering Yosemite Stewardship in the Digital Age” is the topic of

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Das Boot
Yosemite Adventures

Das Boot

A Modern Day Yosemite Legend By John P. DeGrazio Some legends are made. Others are born. Every once in a while you cross paths with

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YExplore In the News

YExplore Media Buzz

YExplore Featured in NPR Podcast & Nationally Syndicated Blogs By John P. DeGrazio YExplore Media Buzz The travel industry is all about building relationships. Over the

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Nobody Beats the Wizz
Adventure Blog

Nobody Beats the Wizz

A Can O Peaches with CW, Kenny, & Wizz By John P. DeGrazio Nobody Beats the Wizz I stood with an outreached hand, “Great to meet

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Fostering Yosemite Stewardship

Fostering Yosemite Stewardship

YExplore Announces Schedule for John DeGrazio Yosemite Stewardship Speaking Engagements John P. DeGrazio has developed a presentation titled “Fostering Yosemite Stewardship in the Digital Age”. He is scheduled to present at

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Yosemite Falls with Half Dome
Poems, Prose, and Quotes

Cholock, why do you rush?

A Youthful Poem By John P. DeGrazio  Witnessing the thunderous crashing of waterfalls in every corner of Yosemite Valley is a rite of spring that excites

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Adventure Blog

Horsetail Fall Firefall 2016

Yosemite Horsetail Fall Waterfall Magic  I’ve never been known to be avant-garde. My fashion sense on the trails leaves a little to be desired, but that’s a topic

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A Hundred Half Domes

Half Dome #119 Peaches with Mia

My Yosemite Ambassador Story  By John P. DeGrazio  2016 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service. When I first learned of the Yosemite Ambassador program

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Adventure Blog

Yosemite Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Comments for Public Scoping  By John P. DeGrazio  Yosemite National Park is currently accepting public comments for a proposed Wilderness Stewardship Plan until January 29, 2016.

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Adventure Blog

Yosemite Name Changes

Who Really Owns the Name Ahwahnee?  By John P. DeGrazio I am sure some are wondering what our opinion is regarding the current legal battle about

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Winter

I Know it’s Winter But…

Clouds Rest Summit Photos By John P. DeGrazio  I know it’s winter, but I am working on another project and was scanning some of my images from this

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Adventure Blog

Language Making Nature

New Book by Naturalist David Lukas  David Lukas is a well respected author in the Sierra Nevada and one of our lead naturalist guides at YExplore.

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Half Dome Hiking Guide
Adventure Blog

Happy Independence Day 2015

The Pursuit of Happiness in Yosemite  By John P. DeGrazio  239 years ago, the founders of this nation held certain truths to be self evident “that

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Adventure Blog

It Starts with One

YExplore Volunteer Day  By John P. DeGrazio  Have you ever heard the expression “it starts with one”? My interpretation is that you only need one person

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Echo Lake from Echo Peak #3, Yosemite National Park
Guest Blog

Out There

The Three Rs of Being “Out There”  By Alex Ainley  I have spent the last seven hours inside my solo tent. There is an enormous storm blowing

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Adventure Blog

A Face in the Clouds

Half Dome From Mt. Watkins  By John P. DeGrazio  I take a lot of photos in Yosemite that I post on this site as well

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A Hundred Half Domes

#48 The It Factor

This is What “It” is all About  By John P. DeGrazio  The “It” factor is a concept that there are certain intangible characteristics individuals possess

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A Hundred Half Domes

#11 Gotta Have Heart

The Glow of Half Dome  By John P. DeGrazio  Every story worth telling is crafted from an experience replete with highs and lows that are accompanied by the pain and

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A Hundred Half Domes

# 8 Jersey Strong

A 9 Year Old’s Journey to the Top of Sub Dome  by John P. DeGrazio  Success is not always measured by reaching the summit of

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