Lembert Dome: Hiking Tuolumne Meadows Famous Granite Dome

When driving Tioga Pass through Tuolumne Meadows, one of the most impressive features of the landscape is the large granite slab that sits right next to the meadow known as Lembert Dome. I have driven by it many times and always wondered what it would be like to look out from the top, so on […]

Hiking to the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne & Waterwheel Falls in Yosemite National Park

If you are backpacking to Glen Aulin ( it should be on your list) then you must make the trek into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne and see the three waterfalls it has to offer. The most popular of these three is Waterwheel Falls, but you will pass the other two on your way […]

Backpacking to Glen Aulin from Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is known all over the world for its stunning granite domes and waterfalls. What many people don’t know, is that the part of it that is easy to access is only 5% of the park. To really experience its beauty you need to get out into the backcountry and start to see the […]

Soda Springs & Parsons Memorial Lodge in Tuolumne Meadows

When visiting the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite National Park, there are two quick and easy attractions that most people choose to see, Soda Springs and Parson’s Memorial Lodge. These two spots are pieces of history in Yosemite and make for a great little hike in the area. Details 1.5 miles round trip Flat Location: […]

Half Dome: The Ten Best Viewpoints for the Iconic Rock

Half Dome, the iconic slab of granite in Yosemite Nationa Park that you know from your pre-loaded Mac desktop screensaver. It is one of the most easily recognizable things in all of California, up there with even the Golden Gate Bridge. If you haven’t seen it in real life then be sure to add it […]

Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park

Bridalveil Fall is one of the most iconic and beautiful waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. It is a super popular hiking spot due to the beauty and how easy it is to do so it can be incredibly busy and difficult to part at in the summer. Here is all the info on this easy […]

Stargazing at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

Even though it is incredibly popular, Glacier Point is still one of my favorite spots in all of Yosemite. You can’t beat the views that it provides of Half Dome and Nevada Falls, and the darkness it presents at night makes it an excellent spot for stargazing. If you are interested in checking it out […]

Taft Point Hike in Yosemite National Park

While Yosemite is full of amazing places to explore, two of my favorites are not in the valley but on Glacier Point Rd. Sentinel Dome and Taft Point are both located off the same trail head on Glacier Point Rd and they both give you two completely unique views of the valley you probably have […]

Sentinel Dome Trail: One of Yosemite’s Best Views

If you are looking for a lesser known spot in Yosemite National Park that is only 2 miles of hiking and has as good of a view as the top of Half Dome then look no further then Sentinel Dome. Sentinel Dome is one of those magical spots that should get more recognition than it […]

Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite: Hike to Wapama Falls

Regardless of how you feel about the creation of Hetch Hetchy, it is hard to debate how beautiful it is currently with the reservoir and how even more beautiful I am sure it would be in its true state without the water. I got a chance to spend some time hiking there after the last […]