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Experience the Best of Yosemite over Memorial Day Weekend

  • Friday, May 22, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Monday, May 25, 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Yosemite West, California, 95389
  • 7

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If you enjoy spending time in nature, then Yosemite National Park is your paradise. The national park that started the national park movement and draws 5 million visitors per year is ours to explore over three adventure filled days. We will see up close and personal iconic treasures like Half Dome, El Capitan, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, and Glacier Point. This is a once in a lifetime trip you do not want to miss out on. 

On day one we will set out on the mist trail that goes by two of the best waterfalls in Yosemite. First we'll climb the rocks to the top of Vernal Falls (pictured above). Then we'll hike towards the bigger and stronger Nevada Falls. This is the most popular hike in Yosemite for a reason. It offers the most epic views of the waterfalls. 

We'll end the day with a hike towards Glacier Point, one of the most awe-inspiring views in all of Yosemite. You will see Half Dome and the rest of Yosemite Valley that was carved out by enormous glaciers tens of thousands of years ago. Take your time and enjoy the panoramic view of Yosemite and the surrounding mountains.

Day two will bring us into the giant redwoods inside the Mariposa Grove. This grove had been closed for 2 years because of renovations and was reopened last year. Now we'll get to enjoy these majestic giants on brand new trails and a new visitors center. 

On day three we'll explore Yosemite Valley and the many picnic areas, vista points, and drop dead gorgeous views of Yosemite. You will feel like three days is not nearly enough to truly enjoy all the beauty of Yosemite. 


Image Credits: Scenic Wonders

Are we camping for three nights? Nope! We are staying at a lovely 3 bedroom house that is located inside Yosemite National Park. That means we can avoid that 1-2 hour commute in and out of the park each day of our visit. We'll be just minutes to all the main attractions! Our lodge is located at an elevation of 4,000 ft. in Wawona, which is inside Yosemite Park, south of Yosemite Valley and the closest accommodation to Mariposa Grove.

Image Credits: Scenic Wonders

The house is very spacious and has room for 14 people, so we'll be more than comfortable. It has a large wrap around deck that sits beside Chilnualna Falls Creek, which flows from the Lower Chilnualna Falls, which we can hike to from our cabin. An outdoor Jacuzzi and gas grill with patio furniture are also provided on the deck.

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Host: Andy H.

Registration Price
Premium Members: $399 for 3 nights ($449)

Pay Per Event Members: $449 for 3 nights ($499)

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The price includes:
- Coordination of carpools to Yosemite and back
- 3 nights in a comfortable bed in our spacious house inside Yosemite
- Guided hikes and activities for each day
- All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
- Snacks (fruits, veggies, cheese, crackers, and desserts)
- All alcohol (beer, cider, wine, champagne, and mixed drinks)
- All beverages (water, tea, coffee, soda, and sparkling water)
- Games (board games, party games, and video games)
- Nighttime entertainment(karaoke and dance party)

IMPORTANT: Round-trip transportation costs are not included

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Your payment secures your spot. An RSVP alone does not count.

IMPORTANT: You must fill out this survey when you RSVP.
Otherwise you will be removed from the RSVP list.

The Plan

Friday
- Arrive at our Yosemite bed and breakfast
- Settle in with a welcome drink and snacks
- Meet everyone else on the trip
- Dinner will be served
- Celebrate the start of our holiday weekend!

Saturday
- Breakfast at the house
- Drive into the valley for our hikes
- Hike Vernal Falls & Nevada Falls
- Stop at Glacier Point
- Explore Glacier Point and take lots of photos
- Go for a scenic drive to Tunnel View and other sights
- Drinks, games, and fun times

Sunday
- Breakfast at the house
- Drive to Mariposa Redwood grove
- Explore the redwood forests
- Drive to a swimming hole by Wawona Campground
- Relax in the river with a picnic
- Dinner back at the house
- Drinks, games, and fun times

Monday
- Breakfast at the house.
- Pack up and check out by 11AM
- Drive into Yosemite Valley
- Explore the meadows, waterfalls, and picnic areas in the valley
- Carpool back to SF
- Optional group lunch/dinner on the way home

The planned activities are all optional. You are free to do what you wish on this trip. 

Carpools

Drivers, please indicate where and when you are leaving. Passengers can sign up for an available car or the wait-list if none are available.

Passengers are responsible for splitting gas/toll costs

Image credit: Image by Stephen Lawrence from Pixabay

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