In addition to things to see and do in the major regions of Yosemite, this guidebook also provides reservation information and dining options, suggests hikes and excursions at any level of desired activity, promotes safe enjoyment of the park, and covers major and little-known natural features. Also included are information on roads and gateway communities, tips on how to reserve a campsite or lodging, photos of flora and fauna, and important phone numbers, emails, and web sites, and updated maps. New to this eighth edition are:
-connectivity and technology information;
-a "Hike Smart" safety section with loads of tips;
-all new photographs.
Steven P. Medley, hiker, president of the Yosemite Association, and constant friend of the park, spent 35 of his 57 years in Yosemite National Park, starting out as a ranger before moving to the Yosemite Association, which he led for over two decades. This book is regularly updated in his honor.