The small creatures of Yosemite National park endorse The Story of Elmer as the BEST children’s book about Yosemite!!!
One of the best parts of a camping trip is sitting around the campfire, making s’mores, and telling tall tales. The possibilities are endless with campfire tales, from funny and perfectly safe for the littlest campers to ones so scary you might want to save until those little ones go to bed and just tell to other adults (and keep the lantern burning!) You might able to recount some great campfire tales you’ve heard before, but in case you need some ideas, here are some resources you might want to check out. Whatever tales you decide to tell, just be sure not to scare your kids too much, when it comes to spooky stories and kids, it’s definitely possible to have too much of a good thing, the last thing you need on a camping trip is a kid too scared to sleep! Continue reading
Will you see Elmer this year? Maybe. Either way you should pick up a copy of the book!
In the Story of Elmer in Yosemite By Richard Barna and Drawn by Alden Olmsted Elmer talks about El Capitan. One of the world’s biggest blocks of granite. “El Cap” is as important to the history of Yosemite as the more often pictured Half Dome. Continue reading
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!!