The Gibraltar Magazine - August 2017

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Yosemite National Park

since been lifted). This town was founded For the hardcore cowboy film fans, there hotel in Yosemite village, which offers in the mid 1800’s after the discovery of are even more remote ghost fantastic accessibility to various gold and once had a fairly thriving poptowns with even fewer buildings hiking trails, the rest of us are One for the ulation of around 6000 people, 60 years to walk around quoting Clint forced further out, but still within lovers of the later, this had dwindled to around 600 Eastwood, however, you’d only natural world, the park’s grounds. The area is a before reaching the official be adding more miles to hotbed of biodiversity: cascadYosemite population of three in the the detour as you’ll have ing waterfalls, granite cliff faces, There are National Park 40’s. Bodie is now a Wild to take the same road back clearwater streams, and woodland even more presents many wilderness await your arrival. West ghost town with only to reach your destination: remote ghost a postcard a smattering of 100 or so Yosemite National Park. The odd wandering Stegosaurus towns with picture dilapidated buildings remainwouldn’t be out of place amongst even fewer opportunity. ing. Walking around the eerily the towering trees and glaciers. National Parks buildings to empty streets, it’s hard to Yosemite valley makes up only walk around believe that this isolated town 1% of the park but it is the only place the One for the lovers of the natuquoting Clint ral world, Yosemite National Park in the middle of nowhere majority of tourists chose to see; even this Eastwood... once had the potential and is worth the trip. When hiking through the presents many a postcard picture ambition of big city life. forests, you’ll encounter waterfall after opportunity. There is one expensive Church in Bodie




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