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The 7 Best Yosemite Backpacking Trips

Yosemite is is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts of all calibers. With its ancient sequoia trees, the iconic Bridalveil Falls and majestic granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, there are so many wonders to enjoy. With over 800 miles of trails in the National Park, it entices thousands […]

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The 10 Best Bay Area Hikes

If you’re looking for some amazing hikes that showcase the beauty of Mother Nature, the Bay Area offers some of the best hiking views and conditions you’ll find. Instead of spending your time trying to do the research and narrow down all of your hiking options, we’ve compiled the 10 […]

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Can El Capitan Be Hiked?

Perhaps the single most recognizable natural feature of Yosemite National Park, El Capitan rises some 3,000 feet (915m) from the floor of Yosemite Valley. With sheer walls of granite on nearly all of its faces, El Capitan (or El Cap, as it’s affectionately known) is one of the most popular […]

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Best Camping In California: 17 Must Visit Spots

California is a well-known adventure location, thanks to its sunny days, stunning scenery, and relative accessibility, all of which make the state highly popular among outdoor enthusiasts. With so many options, however, it can be difficult to decide on just one place for a camping trip in the great state […]

How Do I Spend a Day In Yosemite?

If you’ve never been to Yosemite National Park before, it can be hard to know where to start. It’s a big park with a lot to see. Most of the famous attractions you probably associate with Yosemite, such as El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, are in Yosemite Valley. […]

Is Hiking Half Dome Dangerous?

Half Dome is one of the most iconic hikes in Yosemite National Park. Thousands of people hike to the summit every summer, and it’s a popular hike for a reason. Half Dome is quite unlike anything else in the world. When I lived next to Curry Village, I was lucky […]

Can You Swim At Yosemite?

Yosemite National Park is known for its stunning waterfalls, fed by snow melt from the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. You may have seen the water crashing down from heights of over 2,000 feet at Yosemite Falls, or maybe you’ve done the iconic Mist Trail to Vernal […]