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Definition National Park in California known for spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, and Giant Sequoias
  • On the mantel, Mae was sure she could see a photo she recognized, of Mercer with his brothers and parents, on a trip they'd taken to Yosemite.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The forest is a twelve-hundred-square-mile swath of pine and cedar stretched between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • Graduate students at Cal Berkeley and climbers returning from, or on their way to, Yosemite held boozy parties on the ground floor late into the night.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Below us, at a place we hadn't reached yet, it would plunge over high cliffs in a super-Yosemite fall.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • The walls are decorated with framed black-and-white photos of Yosemite, while the desk and shelves sport photos of a woman and two toddlers in matching outfits.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • With the stereoscope, the two pictures, separately, always looked somewhat alike: two views of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, say, or two views of the Grand Canyon.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • As a sixteen-year-old he embarked on his first long solo trip, spending the summer of 1930 hitchhiking and trekking through Yosemite and Big Sur, ultimately winding up in Carmel.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Yosemite.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • His arrival was greeted with full presidential courtesies—simultaneous 21-gun salutes from USS Gilmore and USS Yosemite in the harbor, and the playing of ruffles and flourishes followed by the national anthem by the Marine drum and bugle corps.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Upon hearing this, my mother and uncle decided we had to leave Yosemite right away.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • The following year, my father decided to take us to Yosemite National Park for a week.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • Eight hours later, we arrived in the beautiful Yosemite Valley.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • Two oversized nails that used to hold up the framed Yosemite poster stick out from the wall, their heads dripping with blood.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Kind of like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite.
    Jennifer Niven  --  All the Right Places
  • The summer before last her father had hired an Indian driver—a Hindu, he had called him—to take them to Yosemite and they had stayed at the Ahwahnee Hotel for a week.
    Julie Otsuka  --  When the Emperor Was Divine
  • On some weekends when the girls stayed with their father, he and Marina would drive to Yosemite, sleep in La Bamba, and climb peaks like Cathedral Spire all weekend.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • They took in the Indy 500, the Kentucky Derby, road-tripped down to Disneyland, and he guided her through the architecture of his personal cathedral at that time, the storied granite walls of Yosemite.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He handled it poorly when, one cold afternoon in early spring, on their way to Yosemite, she suggested they splurge and stay at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, a grand WPA-era jewel of rustic western architecture.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Christa came to visit him each year, and he'd try to explain his love for the mountains to his sister, driving her to Yosemite and tracing his finger along the half-dozen routes he'd taken up the monolithic granite slab of Half-Dome.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • An intrusion of diorite sculpted by ancient glaciers into a peak of immense and spectacular proportions, the Thumb is especially imposing from the north: Its great north wall, which had never been climbed, rises sheer and clean for six thousand feet from the glacier at its base, twice the height of Yosemite's El Capitan.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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