Alite: Fun Simple Outdoor Gear for Casual Camping

Yosemite National Park

Iconic for good reason, Yosemite is a hikers, climbers, campers dream. Striking in all seasons the mighty Sierras draw outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. Known for it’s incredible vistas, granite domes, and multitude of waterfalls Yosemite is a California gem.  A likely place to experience true wilderness and wildlife, it is not uncommon to see bears, deer and other critters.

Yosemite boast 13 campgrounds 7 of which require reservations. Reservations are highly coveted, are made months in advance and go quickly. The remaining camp grounds are first-come first-serve. Plan to arrive early in the morning for the best chance to secure a campsite.

  • Hike around Yosemite valley for the towering views of Half Dome and El Capitan. Or drive out to Glacier Point and get the panoramic view.
  • Climb! Yosemite attracts professional climbers from around the world. Watch climbers scour the granite in every direction.
  • Yosemite Village offers all the amenities of a town, a post office, a grocery store, guided tours, and a hotel.
  • Go backpacking along the John Muir trail.
  • Yosemite Creek Campground is an hour drive from the valley floor but you’ll be rewarded with one of the most secluded car camping grounds in the park. Make sure to bring your own water.
  • Take a refreshing wilderness dip or relax on the banks of the Merced River.