Yosemite National Park
By Lindsay Rodriguez
Yosemite National Park is a wonderful place it is in the mountain region it is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Yosemite national park is best known for its waterfalls it was first protected in 1864. Yosemite is nearly 1,200 square miles. On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park and it is more than 125 years old.
Some things to do in Yosemite National Park are that you could go walk among giant sequoias, see black bears, go camping, go rock climbing, go ice skating in half dome village, go on a tour or a ranger-led activity and go bird watching.
There are accommodations the hotel is 4.4 stars the name of the hotel is Ahwahnee. There are 13 campgrounds where you could go camping. There are also cabins that you can rent. Curry Village has 46 cabins with private baths, 14 cabins that share bathrooms, 403 canvas tent cabins, and 18 standard motel rooms
There is also a nature center where you learn about wildlife and plants. In Yosemite National Park there is an exhibit hall where you can learn how Yosemite’s wonderful mountains were formed and how wildlife adapts. Right next to the visitor center there is a display that shows the cultural history of Yosemite national park. Now you know why the Yosemite National Park is such a wonderful place.
Channel Islands National Park
By Gissele Deras-Medrano
Today I will be writing about the Channel Island National Park, this park has 5 islands off the Southern California coast. The islands have many different unique plants and animals.
To get to the islands you have to take a ferry. It is a good idea to have a reservation because they only allow a certain number of visitors at once. They are very strict about what you can take to the island. Anything you take to the island you have to bring back. There are no restaurants or stores on the islands. They are trying to protect the animals and plants and keep it natural.
Anacapa islands has trails to a lighthouse and inspiration point . Santa Cruz Island has many sea caves including a big painted cave. Santa Rosa Island features rare plants like torrey pines . Thousands of seals gather on San Miguel Island at Point Bennett. There is only one campsite and you have to get permission to stay. The visitor center is actually in Ventura on the mainland. It features a bookstore, exhibits and a 25-minute park movie.