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Clouds Rest: Yosemite Panorama Photo #Yosemite #adventures #HalfDome #iPhone #Panorama

Looking Down on Half Dome   By John P. DeGrazio   It’s been a busy month which is a good thing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are two from a recent hike up Clouds Rest. Sorry I don’t have many more words to share as I’m heading back…
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Independence Day 2015 #Yosemite #HalfDome #fireworks

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 all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that…
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 all men are created equal, that they are endowed b...
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It Starts with One, Volunteer Day with #YExplore #adoptahighway #giveback #volunteer #community #service

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 to go along with you any time you would like to make a change in this world. Today was that type of…
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 to go along with you any time you would like...
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YExplore images on Instagram from May 2015. Sadness would come from choosing only 1 favorite spot in #Yosemite #TaftPoint A photo posted by YExplore Yosemite Adventures (@yexplore) on May 6, 2015 at 3:05pm PDT #Explore #Yosemite #rainorshine #YExplore A…
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Living a Dream: Yosemite Photos #Yosemite #HalfDome #GlacierPoint #bw #blackandwhite #nature #photography #YExplore

Half Dome Through the Curtain    By John P. DeGrazio    I was leading a Yosemite Adventure Hike at Glacier Point almost exactly a year ago when the weather began to turn. The rain came down in sheets as the crowd sought refuge in the only shelter for…
Half Dome Through the Curtain    By John P. DeGrazio    I was leading a Yosemite Adventure Hike at Glacier Point almost exactly a year ago when the weather began to turn. The rain came down in...
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YExplore Has a New Home in Groveland CA #Yosemite #YExplore #MtSage #Groovyland

Announcing Our New Location at Mountain Sage  For the past 5 years, I have had discussions with Robb Hirsch about finding a way to build better relationship between YExplore and Mountain Sage. Robb is a lead photographer for our Yosemite Photo…
Announcing Our New Location at Mountain Sage  For the past 5 years, I have had discussions with Robb Hirsch about finding a way to build better relationship between YExplore and Mountain Sage. Robb...
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Lembert Dome: Yosemite Panorama Photo #Baseball #Yosemite #Tuolumne #payoffpitch #YExplore

The Payoff Pitch  By John P. DeGrazio   It’s summertime in Yosemite National Park and as the Major League Baseball All Star Game approaches, I can’t help but think of this classic baseball phrase. So here goes. It’s a hot steamy day and it’s time to step…
The Payoff Pitch  By John P. DeGrazio   It's summertime in Yosemite National Park and as the Major League Baseball All Star Game approaches, I can't help but think of this classic baseball phrase. ...
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June 2015 #Yosemite #Instagram Month in Review #YExplore #iPhone

YExplore images on Instagram from June 2015. Here are ourt most popular photos with 120 likes or more. Happy 151 to the Yosemite Grant, birthplace of the National Park ideal. #Yosemite #preserve #nature #HalfDome #celebrate #YExplore A photo posted by…
YExplore images on Instagram from June 2015. Here are ourt most popular photos with 120 likes or more.   All photos taken on an iPhone 5 Courtesy of  Photographing with a camera phone was once...
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A Tale of Two Waterfall Panos: Yosemite Panorama Photos #Yosemite #waterfalls #panorama #iPhone #photography #YExplore

Hiking the Mist Trail   By John P. DeGrazio   No matter what time you hike the Mist Trail in spring, you will be in for a treat. If you time it just right in late morning, you will see a mist bow on Vernal Fall. Here are photos from two separate recent…
Hiking the Mist Trail   By John P. DeGrazio   No matter what time you hike the Mist Trail in spring, you will be in for a treat. If you time it just right in late morning, you will see a mist bow o...
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Half Dome Takes Center Stage: Yosemite Panorama Photos #Yosemite #photography #YExplore

Clearing Storm on the Panorama Trail   By John P. DeGrazio   What a week in Yosemite! Storms continued to hit the Sierra Nevada bringing much needed precipitation while creating dazzling light shows along the trails of Yosemite National Park. I was very…
Clearing Storm on the Panorama Trail   By John P. DeGrazio   What a week in Yosemite! Storms continued to hit the Sierra Nevada bringing much needed precipitation while creating dazzling light show...
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Half Dome Rainbow: #Yosemite Photos #HalfDome #GlacierPoint #YExplore #MemorialDay

Rainy Day Photography From Yosemite   By John P. DeGrazio  We’re experiencing some welcome wet weather in the Sierra this May. Every little bit will help our California drought. The precipitation has affected our Yosemite hiking adventures in a positive…
Rainy Day Photography From Yosemite   By John P. DeGrazio  We're experiencing some welcome wet weather in the Sierra this May. Every little bit will help our California drought. The precipitation h...
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Mirror Lake in Spring: #Yosemite #Photos #salmonofcapistrano #canopeaches

Rainy Day Photography From Yosemite   By John P. DeGrazio  At the heart of every adventure is a distinct awareness and appreciation of the unknown. Eagerness and anticipation rule the day as an adventurist will envision impending success at the end of…
Rainy Day Photography From Yosemite   By John P. DeGrazio  At the heart of every adventure is a distinct awareness and appreciation of the unknown. Eagerness and anticipation rule the day as an adv...
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18653 Main St Groveland, CA 95321
18653 Main StreetUSCaliforniaGroveland95321
(209) 532-7014yexplore.com
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YExplore Yosemite Adventures is the only Yosemite Tour Company offering custom guided Yosemite experiences (Adventure Hikes, Half Dome Hikes, Multi Day Backpack Trips, Nature Walks, Birding Walks, Wildflower Walks, Snowshoe Hikes, and Photography Workshops) 12 months a year. We guarantee smaller group sizes for a more personalized experience with our professional guides who are all local to Yosemite.

We are a socially responsible company providing educational services that follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize our impact in nature to ensure that the ecology of the park will not be compromised. Custom Adventures, Workshops and Family Activities are available to Individuals and Groups of all ages and experience levels in every season.

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"We did the Mist Trail and were very happy that we did."
"All three hikes were unforgettable!"
"...John guided us expertly to the summit of Half Dome and back down safely."
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Christine Bilms
2 weeks ago
John recently guided my boyfriend and I on a full day hike to the summit of Clouds Rest in Yosemite. We had a fantastic time during our hike and I can't speak highly enough of our experience with YExplore, even from the initial booking! Catherine was very informative and flexible, and provided plenty of options during the busy July Season besides Half Dome. During the hike John offered plenty of information about the wildlife, plants, and Yosemite Valley area as he guided us, and was overall very encouraging throughout the strenuous 15-mile hike. I really appreciated that he was able to keep us moving comfortably at a good pace so that we were able to complete the hike in less than 8 hours and still had the rest of the day to explore Yosemite Valley. John was also mindful of the weather and sped us up towards the peak so that we would reach the summit for lunch before a hail storm followed quickly after. At the end of the our experience, John recommended other attractions in the area to check out which was also much appreciated. This hike was super memorable and the highlight of our vacation. Thank you John and YExplore for a wonderful experience! We'll be sure to contact you again the next time we visit.
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Alex .Stein
3 months ago
In April we had 3 days of adventure hikes with YExplore to Mariposa Grove, Eastern Yosemite Valley, and Sentinel Dome/Taft Point. Since it was our first time in the Park we completely relied on Catherine’s advice in planning our program for Yosemite. All three hikes were unforgettable! Elspie Mange and Erik Sloan, our guides, were excellent and very knowledgeable. In addition to seeing breathtaking views we heard stories about the history of the park, climbing, and nature. One of the best vacations! Thank you! Helen Stein
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you Helen and Alex. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Yosemite with us. Thank you for your trust in our company and look forward to seeing you here again one day.
Cori Renfroe
a month ago
YExplore was great to work with. Catherine was always available to answer my questions on arranging the trip. Erik, our guide was very knowledgeable and capable. He kept us on track, encouraged us, made sure we stayed hydrated and energized. He was very patient with (me especially) traversing the more difficult areas. I would recommend this company and our guide to anyone wishing to take this hike.
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Remington Williams
a month ago
Great time. Our guide, Mateo, was awesome! We did the Mist Trail and were very happy that we did
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Karen Ruocco
a month ago
Cannot say enough good things about yExplore. This was our second hike with them, and John guided us expertly to the summit of Half Dome and back down safely. The experience was amazing, spectacular, just too wonderful for words. John knows the trails and peaks of Yosemite inside and out, down to the history, geology, and wildflowers -- he is a fabulous guide and generously shares his love and respect for nature to make any trip with him special.
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George Lutch
a week ago
Great experience I was able to learn a lot from +Jesse Summers about the methods of getting great shots of the milky way and landscape photos during the day. YExplore took great care of me and my fellow photographers during the workshop. Thanks YExplore.
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Guy Taylor
6 months ago
John took us on a really enjoyable 5-hour hike to Inspiration Point in early January. John is extremely knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects (geology, trees, animals, history, etc.) and will happily answer any questions you have. The pace of the hike was perfect and the views among the best I have seen anywhere in the world. Very competitively priced and worth every penny. Thanks a million! P.s. I know John also leads trips on more technical/demanding routes, so also a good option for more the experienced.
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you Guy! I had a wonderful time getting to know you on our hike. I hope to see you back in Yosemite.
David Marshall
2 months ago