Yosemite For Everyone is a group of dedicated individuals and concerned citizens who have an intimate connection with Yosemite National Park. They have all spent quality time in Yosemite, and have a good understanding of the Park’s inner workings and infrastructure. They believe in a common sense approach to preservation where visitor use is balanced with protecting the environment. They support recreational activities that have been traditionally and historically enjoyed for 150 years, and think they should be preserved for visitor enjoyment and comfort. They support the act signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864 that states, “the United States granted the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the state of California, to be held, for public use, resort, and recreation, inalienable for all time.” They also support the Organic Act of 1916 which provides that National Parks be preserved for the enjoyment of the public. They feel that providing recreational activities and amenities will add, not detract, from the Yosemite experience. And lastly, they walk in the path of John Muir, who welcomed the visitor to Yosemite National Park to be educated inspired, and encouraged to “Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings.”

“Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings and Nature’s peace will flow into you and cares fall off like autumn leaves.”

John Muir