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Hey there, Yogi Bear!

Next stop on our road trip – Camping in Yosemite

We left LA feeling great but ready for a more peaceful spot: the breathtaking Yosemite National Park. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect and came back with 3 great impressions from our time there.

First: Yosemite is in Bear Country and it’s no joke! All food and toiletries must be kept in giant metal containers called “Bear Lockers”. Warning signs are everywhere! Of course we didn’t see any bears at our campsite, and if we had – I think I would have peed my pants!

Second: Jake is pretty handy around a campsite! He found firewood and started the fire as soon as we arrived. He was also in charge of cooking during our camping trip. The first night was steak and veggie kabobs, then scrambled egg, ham and cheese skillets for breakfast, and hot dogs for lunch/dinner the next day. Everything cooked over the fire. I learned that smokey campfire flavor is super awesome by itself, no exotic seasonings needed. 🙂

Third: The landscape is breathtaking! Once you get into the valley, there is just no describing the beauty of the cliffs, waterfalls, and rock formations. Nature is just so beautiful! We stopped to take pictures several times and noticed that one could stay in Yosemite for weeks on end and still not have the chance to see everything it has to offer.

Overall, camping was a success. I’m not super outdoorzy, but I think I’m getting the urge see more of the natural world around me. We plan to go back in the future and make a point to hike some the more popular trails.