Ahwahnee, a Sierra
paradise with its pristine mountain streams and fresh air, sits at
the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Ahwahnee Meadow
offers a great view of Yosemite's Glacier Point and Half Dome.
The word "Ahwahnee"
is from the Indian name for the largest Indian Village in Yosemite
Valley. It means deep, grassy meadow. This is a
fisherman's dream and a nature lovers retreat. Mountain biking,
hiking and camping are popular pursuits in this neck-of-the-woods.
Bass Lake offers boating and canoeing, fishing and swimming.
Besides its location in
Yosemite, this place is known for its historic Ahwahnee Hotel
built in the 1920's as an exclusive art deco hotel where the rich
and famous vacationed.