It is not only the most popular of all the national parks but a shine to the power of glaciers , the persistence of life , and the tranquility of the high Sierras . Stargazing , hiking , horseback riding and bird watching some of the 150 species that inhabit the forests are just a few of the many activities that Yosmite is known for . Yosmite was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 . The park is best known for it’s waterfalls but within it you will discover grand meadows, ancient sequoias and vast wilderness .
( mabuhay magazine )