Amidst a dispute between the National Park Service and former Yosemite concessionaire, DNC, a subsidiary of Delaware North, several historic sites have recently undergone name changes. This change is only the latest in a battle sprawling over several fronts. Continue reading
Shouting Elmer Around the Campfire in Yosemite!
It’s almost time to book your summer reservations for Yosemite!!!
Time to Book Your Yosemite Summer Vacation Now!
Will you see Elmer this year? Maybe. Either way you should pick up a copy of the book!
6 Tips for a Great Yosemite Vacation
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
How to Get a Campsite Reservation in Yosemite During Peak Seasons
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