Top Yosemite Waterfalls Day Hikes

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July 30, 2020 by Olya Andronova

There are over 2,000 waterfalls to explore in Yosemite! Spring is my favorite season to check them out. In the spring, Yosemite’s waterfalls are truly at their best! Spring provides fair weather, fewer crowds, and for me personally, it is the best time to hit the trails.

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Top Day Hikes Along Tioga Pass Road

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July 30, 2020 by Olya Andronova

Day hikes and overnight trips along Tioga Pass are abundant with a scenic reward of its own. Trips available from the stretch of the Tioga Road range from relatively level forested hikes to Yosemite Valley’s north rim to trails plummeting deep into Yosemite’s northernmost canyons.

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Burro Pass. Sierra Nevada.

Matterhorn Canyon Loop: Yosemite hiking without the crowds

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July 20, 2020 by Olya Andronova

Matterhorn Canyon Loop is one of the best trips I took in the Sierras! The glaciated granite of northern Yosemite National Park is rich in all its glory and all the features that Sierras offer make backpacking an addictive experience! Matterhorn Canyon is located in Hoover Wilderness and Northern Yosemite. The 50-mile loop traverses through …

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Winter Day Hikes in Yosemite

Dewey Point Snowshoe Hike

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December 27, 2019 by Olya Andronova

Snowshoeing to Dewey Point in Yosemite National Park is a great way to explore the wonders and beauty of the park during a time of year when there are far fewer crowds. It is a magical experience not to mention an addicting one. The first time I made my hike to Dewey Point in Yosemite, …

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Wanda Lake - Sequoia Kings Canyon Wilderness

PCT: Sierra Nevada

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September 25, 2019 by Olya Andronova

 After logging 500 miles of PCT in the Sierra Nevada, here is my take on the trail.  Without a doubt, it is one of the most strenuous, hike I have ever done in the Sierra Nevada.  Hiking via Sierra Nevada, the trail often left me physically exhausted, fatigued, hydrated and  a lot of the times mentally pushed.  Is hiking the trail solo can be dangerous?  Yes.  Preparation, physical conditioning, proper hydration are key to a successful trip. Here are common questions to hiking the PCT in the Sierra Nevada. 

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Mtn. Shasta

Mt. Shasta Climb via Avalanche Gulch

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August 26, 2019 by Olya Andronova

2 days prior to climbing Mt. Shasta, I heard reports that they were two rescues happening on the mountain. Having never climbed Mt. Shasta in my life, nor having any kind of mountaineering skills, I was feeling worried.

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Tahoe Rim Trail

Tahoe Rim Trail: 170 Miles Around Lake Tahoe

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August 24, 2019 by Olya Andronova

Battling summer heat, physical exhaustion, mild dehydration, bad blisters, and skin rashes on my feet, are among few things I have endured while hiking the 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail.

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Glacier Point Ski Hut – Yosemite’s Hidden Treasure

In: Trail Notes
March 30, 2019 by Olya Andronova

Cross-country skiing to Glacier Point Ski Hut is one of the most memorable experiences YOU must do! It is truly one of the best treks worth doing it. It is an experience that personally leaves me speechless. Cross-country skiing trails in Yosemite are truly one of the best in the world. Winter’s outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and famous
Yosemite landmark is unlike anything I have personally seen.

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Snowshoeing on Horizon Ridge Trail

Yosemite Winter Hikes: 6 Top Trails You Must Explore

In: Trail Notes
March 15, 2019 by Olya Andronova

During summer peaks, on average Yosemite National Park gets more than half a million of visitors each year. During winter months, visitation to Yosemite is reduced to 118,000 of visitors.  Visiting Yosemite in winter presents an amazing opportunity to explore and experience the park in a whole new dimension.  Exploring Yosemite in winter is addicting!  …

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