Yosemite “sister” parks in China and Chile

Did you know that Yosemite National Park has two “sister” parks?  (Why are they never “brother” parks?) The three are: Huangshan and Jiuzhaigou National Parks in China (both World Heritage Sites) and Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile. Early in July, Huangshan sent 6 delegates to Yosemite to schmooze. The Branch Chief for Education, Shauna Potocky, arranded the visit.

Huangshan park has superb scenery

Huangshan park has superb scenery

They met with Park senior staff, took tours, had dinner and did a signing ceremony at the Ahwahnee Hotel. Staff from DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc., Yosemite Conservancy, Naturebridge, and Ansel Adams Gallery also attended.

Who knows, all this goodwill at the park level might – might – encourage improved relations between the political leaders of both countries. China has some very neat tourist attractions: Beijing, Xion, 3 River Gorge, and the Great Wall among them.

I wonder if my Yosemite Park pass will get me into the sister parks?


Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I once tried thinking for an entire day, but I found it less valuable than one moment of study.” – Xun Zi 350 BCE 

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

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