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The Merced was raging in early June after quite a bit of snowmelt. White water went on for miles and miles well past the perimeter of the park. It is one of the center pieces of the valley that connects many other highlights of the...More
The Merced River in Yosemite Valley was raging along during my June visit. On two different occasions, I sat near the river in the shade and enjoyed a picnic lunch. The river was incredibly loud, but it also offered some cooler temperatures.
The Merced River is a river in central California that is fed by the snowmelt within Yosemite National Park. The river winds its way through Yosemite Valley, making a central feature of this area of the park.
When visiting the Valley, you won't help but...More
Merced River is a river that flows through Yosemite NP. You would have multiple chance to run into river banks while walking around the NP. Water is very clean so sometimes you may get good reflection on the surface.
A trip is always enjoyable if a beautiful river like River Merced accompanies you in most of the time. We saw this river first when we were entering the Yosemite National Park by Yarts bus. Next day, we we also found her during the Valley...More
We waded out into the Merced during our visit to Yosemite Valley in June of 2018. It is clear and cold water and it felt great! I photographed it from Vernal Falls to Valley View and it is beautiful from every angle. Next time I...More
We love rafting down the river in Yosemite! Here are some tips:
1. The water is cold (in a good way!). Get acclimated, and then go swim!
2. You can rent rafts for up to 6 people at a Half Dome Village, but we bring...More
We have been to Merced Rver at various areas in California. Our favorite place to enjoy the Merced River is in the valley area of Yosemite National Park. There are some historic bridges that are across the river.
Its a wonderful place to go rafting...More