Yosemite

Walking towards Young Lake

Backpacking the Yosemite High Country with My Girls

When my friends Christine and Martin invited us to meet them at Young Lakes in the Yosemite National Park, I picked up the phone and secured a Wilderness Permit for four people right away – my husband and I, plus our girls ages 6 and 7. That was last spring and our trip was planned […]

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The little red and blue riding hoods

Silly Pleasures for Kids at the Yosemite Valley

After writing detailed posts on biking and hiking as well as swimming, rafting, horse-riding and climbing in the Yosemite Valley, I had to give the kids – and their parents – a breather. Hence the inspiration for the light-hearted -and short – piece. Here is a list of silly things we’ve done as a family […]

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Rafting down Merced River

What To Do with Kids in the Yosemite Valley – Climbing, Swimming, Water Rafting and Horse Riding

  After my grand tour of the child-friendly hiking and biking trails of the Yosemite Valley, here is an overview of all the other activities you can try to make your experience at the Yosemite National Park unforgettable. Swimming If you’re staying at the Ahwanee, the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls or Curry Village, you […]

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Pierre the Penguin + Yosemite 062

What To Do with Kids in the Yosemite Valley – Hiking and Biking

Pack some snacks and fill your kids’ water bottles – with its spectacular scenery, snow-melt river and visitor-friendly infrastructure, the Yosemite Valley is a big outdoors playground for all ages. Every time we bring our girls we know that once we’re out of the tent, we’ll spend an entire day outside without checking our watch, […]

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Snow in the Yosemite Valley

Snow in the Yosemite Valley

You know the feeling when you’ve been waiting for something for so long you don’t think it’s going to happen? Snow in the Yosemite valley – I’d been waiting for that for a long time. Four years, exactly. That was the last time I saw snow in the Yosemite Valley, in December of 2007. Every […]

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