Kids are natural nature-lovers. If you give young kids a chance to explore outside, chances are they’ll have a blast. But in our modern society, kids are getting less and less opportunities to explore the outdoors, so how can we build a love of the outdoors in our children? Continue reading
Dump cake is the perfect dessert for camping; it’s also the perfect dessert to make with kids because it’s just so easy. For those unfamiliar with dump cake and wondering about the unappetizing name, it’s called that because you literally dump the ingredients in a pan and bake. Continue reading
It’s almost time to book your summer reservations for Yosemite!!!
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!!
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