Yosemite National Park in One Day

I decided to write a few blog posts about how to enjoy several different National Parks if you only have one day there. I hope you find my suggestions for Yosemite National Park helpful. I have only been to Yosemite twice so far, but I’m sure I’ll be back at some point. I’m certainly no... Continue Reading →

The Best National Parks for Easy Awesome Views

The Best National Parks for Easy Awesome Views I’m sure there are plenty of other National Parks that are great for easy awesome views, but I’ve only been to twenty National Parks so far, so I have to base my list on them. So, if you disagree with me, please tell me your favorite parks... Continue Reading →

The Best National Parks for Long Hikes

Here’s my typical disclaimer for my National Park lists. I’m sure there are plenty of other National Parks that are great for long hikes, but I’ve only been to twenty National Parks so far, so I have to base my list on them. So, if you disagree with me, please tell me your favorite parks... Continue Reading →

Hiking Half Dome: Part 1 – The Ascent

Climbing a National Park Icon Merely hearing the word “Yosemite” immediately conjures up a number of images in my mind. There are the park's many renowned waterfalls. Bridalveil Fall, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall are all picture-perfect sights, and I could never forget Yosemite Fall, the continent's tallest waterfall. Then there's El Capitan, the gigantic... Continue Reading →

Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome

Glacier Point Road is a sixteen mile parkway that weaves its way through thick forest while constantly climbing its way up to Glacier Point. The road curved more than a rattlesnake. We passed a turn for the Badger Pass Ski Area, which is only open in winter. We also passed a campground and a couple... Continue Reading →

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