Millions of visitors are drawn to Yosemite National Park each year looking for adventure among its abundant waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, and epic cliffs. Evoking a spirit of boundless exploration, The House of Creed’s Viking Cologne is the perfect companion for undertaking this breathtaking landscape. In this Creed Destination, we explore Yosemite’s majestic terrain.
Yosemite National Park is an outdoor adventurer’s dream. Positioned in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, iconic vistas thrill the senses at every turn. The Half Dome is arguably Yosemite’s most well-known rock formation. The seemingly impossible hike attracts thousands of challengers each year and is remarkable to admire. Glacier Point is one of the best viewpoints within the park and overlooks Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls. From this peak, one can admire the vastness of the park and if up for the challenge, adventurers can undertake some of the hiking trails for unique views. For serious rock climbers, there’s no cliff more exciting than El Capitan. At 3,000 feet in length, it was once considered impossible to climb, but that has not prevented thousands of thrill seekers from overcoming the task. Along State Route 41 you will find the most scenic view of the park and the best place to see the sunset: Tunnel View. From this vantage point, visitors will have the perfect photo backdrop overlooking El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Fall.
Off the beaten path, El Portal, is a small town in Yosemite Canyon that offers not only beautiful views, but endless adventure activities, from whitewater rafting to hikes. For those who crave the thrill of the unknown, El Portal is where you will want to be. The unassuming vibe of the town makes it an ideal destination for backpackers or other such explorers looking for a more authentic experience with fewer crowds.
If you prefer to pair a historical park with a stay to match, there’s no better stay option than The Ahwahnee. Due to its prime location within the park and it’s rich history from the beginning of the 1900s, there’s a reason why it is the most luxurious hotel in the Yosemite area. An overnight stay here would put you among the ranks of notable guests have found solitude here in the past including John F. Kennedy, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Walt Disney, and even Queen Elizabeth II.
A large room complete with large wooden beams and details, lit by tall windows and large chandeliers, The Ahwahnee Dining Room is equally luxurious as it is enticing. From slow roasted prime ribs to seared sustainably caught and raised seafood, The Ahwahnee Dining Room is one of the finest dining locations in all of Yosemite park. If you prefer a more local option, none come higher recommended than the South Gate Brewing Company in Oakhurst which offers locally sourced pub fare and house-made craft beers. If solitude is what you seek, consider a picnic in Cook’s Meadow to enjoy bellowing meadows and a backdrop of Yosemite’s vast landscape.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Inspired by natural landscapes and terrains yet to be explored, Viking Cologne is the ultimate companion for Yosemite’s thrilling adventures. Whether you’re undertaking a challenging hike or a scenic views, Viking Cologne is sure to rise to the occasion and last well throughout the day. Before heading into the park,, spray Viking Cologne on your wrist pulse points, as well as your neck for an extra enhancement. This crisp and valiant cologne opens with top notes of Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, mandarin, pink pepper. Middle notes of luscious French lavender, Egyptian geranium, nutmeg, rosemary, and sage effortlessly transform to reveal a base of frankincense, Indian sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, and Haitian vetiver. The thrilling spirit of Viking Cologne makes it an ideal companion to discover the grand, wild experiences Yosemite has to offer.
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