- By Dannie
- On Sep 12, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
It'd best to schedule your trip to Yosemite Park from San Francisco nowdays. Here are useful ideas from a former Mount Rainier climbing ranger, now in top brass at Yosemite, along with tips from an avid videographer working in the highly popular California park.
Go for a hike
One of the best ways to experience Yosemite is to get out of the car and onto your feet. Hikes in the park range from easy to strenuous, and trails are found nearly everywhere you’d want to go. Whether you want to see waterfalls, meadows, Giant Sequoias, or even scale Half Dome, there are trails for that.
Go climb a rock
Yosemite National Park is considered one of the world’s best rock climbing spots. What’s best is the fact that you don’t need to be an expert to scale the rock walls. Classes are available for beginners and those more advanced, and fun is had by all (the author went on her first rock climbing adventure in Yosemite, in fact).
Go in the winter
Wintertime is another terrific time to visit the park. Not only are there less crowds, but fantastic cold-weather sports such as backcountry skiing or sports in developed areas such as the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area (formerly known as Badger Pass). “Snowshoeing to Giant Sequoias is an unforgettable experience,” says Holderfield, “and in the wintertime, you feel like you have the park to yourself.”