Did you know that some of the stories of Elmer in Yosemite go back as far as the 1930’s? WHOA!!
With literately hundreds of miles of trails to hike no trip to the park would be complete without at least a day hike. My family’s 3 favorite hikes include the Mist Trail, the hike to the top of Sentinel Dome, and the hike to the top of Yosemite Falls. The First two were hikes that my four year old twins were able to do. Continue reading
As you can tell the Illustrator of Elmer in Yosemite really captured the spirit of one of the most beautiful hikes in all of Yosemite National Park!!
In the Story Of Elmer in Yosemite Elmer gives tips of what to do if you see a black bear while in the park. As well as other fun tips about Yosemite National Park!
When it comes to camping in Yosemite during the spring and summer there is no let’s just head to the valley and see if there is anything available. My family and friends have been camping in the Upper Pines Campground every summer for almost a decade. Each year as we log on to book a reservation the fear of not getting a campsite for our annual vacation has us chomping our nails with anxiety. Here are a few things that we have learned over the years to help you plan your camping vacation in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Here is the challenge: Reservations become available to book at 7am Pacific time six months before your planned camping time and are all reserved by 7:05am Pacific time. So how on earth are you supposed to get a site? Here are my best tips… Continue reading
If I were to sink back into my memory to the moments that I cherished the most it would be the ones spent outside. Our family vacations consisted of trips to different National Parks, local lakes, and to the giant redwood forests of the northern California. It installed a love of the outdoors in me that I hope to pass on to my boys now. My wife and I have wasted no time to get the kids out and enjoying all that nature can offer them. In fact, we started camping with the little rug rats as young as 5 months old. Here are 5 “Camping Hacks” we found through the years that you will want to try so that your kids will love camping too. Continue reading
As a father of not one but TWO sets of twins under the age of ten it is important to find something that we all can enjoy and accomplish when we are in the great out of doors. We as a family of 6 make the trip to Yosemite National Park every year. We have whittled them down to a top three must do events each time we head to camp in the valley. Continue reading