Something happens when you ascend the sacred winding road that leads into the Sequioa National forest. Yosemite is humbling–the kind of place that gently, but firmly, reminds mortals that we are merely a blip in the timeline of nature. Recent rains have brought a sense of renewal from the impact of fires, drought and beetle infestation. The imposing beauty of Yosemite National Park with its natural wonders both large and small extends 1170 square miles along California's Sierra Nevada range. These wonders of nature await your arrival this fall and winter.