"My sister and I went down the trail and started hiking to the bottom of the waterfall. We were the only ones there and were able to walk under the falls. It was unbelievable, a once in a lifetime experience."
- Charlie Vanuytrecht
Go: Yosemite National Park can barely be seen in one visit, but it's 800 miles of trails ensures that even a weekend in the wild is unforgettable. The Upper Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America, is not to be missed. Take the Lower Yosemite Falls trail from the valley and enjoy the 7.6 miles of wilderness.
Stay: Book your stay at the High Sierra Camps ,a series of tent chalets and hiking trails in the high country of the park. A night's stay will set you back $160, a price undervalued for the view and the experience. Make sure to book early as reservations are honored through a lottery system.
Eat: While hiking, keep an eye out for wild strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, and currants. Forage with care!
Drink: The sun is hot and your hikes will be long, so don't forget to always bring water. However, a cold beer nestled in your backpack is the perfect treat when you finally make it to that vista or waterfall.