Stargazing near the Groveland Hotel in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest

The Groveland Hotel is located a mere ½ hour from Yosemite National Park’s northern gate.   Known for its striking views and high-elevation lookout points, Yosemite’s night skies are a wilderness treasure and rare resource few people ever have the chance to experience.  To … Continue reading

The Stanislaus National Forest 

Driving from the Groveland Hotel  to Yosemite National Park, you get a glimpse of the massive Stanislaus National Forest.   Larger than Rhode Island, the Stanislaus National Forest covers 1,403.3 square miles (3,634.5 square kilometers) and spans Tuolumne, Mariposa, Calaveras and Alpine counties.  With this much area, the Stanislaus National Forest offers amazing recreational opportunities … Continue reading