Gateway to Yosemite - Climbing, Culture & Community

Towering rock faces, majestic waterfalls, and unbelievable views draw millions of tourists to Yosemite National Park each year. Some of those visitors find themselves so connected to nature, outdoors activities and small town life that they become local residents. Today's guests have heard that calling, now considering themselves locals to Mariposa, California, gateway to Yosemite. Join The Tourism Academy's Stephen Ekstrom as he meets with Jonathan Farrington - Executive Director of the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, Miranda Fengel - Director of the Mariposa Museum, and Ken Yager, experienced climber and founder of the Yosemite Climbing Association & Museum.

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