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Adventures with Candace

So You Want to Find a Group to go Hiking With. . . .

I hear that you are looking for a group to go hiking with. Well, I have just the group for you! Have you heard of MeetUp Groups? There are Meetup Groups for just about every activity that you can think of. The Central Valley Hiking Meet Up Group is a local group that hikes the area from Yosemite down to ...

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Lazy Camping at Bridalveil Campground

Did you know that when you go camping in Yosemite, you aren’t required to hike? I practiced the fine art of doing practically nothing at Bridalveil Campground in Yosemite. I watched the critters in the campground, watched butterflies showing off on colorful flowers, stared into a campfire in the evening, watched the stars at night and listened to coyotes from ...

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Tuolumne Meadow to Lower Gaylor Lake Horseback

Did you know that you could camp with your stock in and around Yosemite National Park? The Wawona and Bridalveil Creek horse camps have two sites each and the Tuolumne Meadows horse camp has four sites. Friends invited me to join them at the Tuolumne Meadows Horse Camp for a ride and I jumped at the chance to “ty yi ...

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Ten Lakes Basin Hike

John Muir is credited with naming this basin which has several pretty lakes that are fairly close to each other. Wildflowers, Half Moon Meadow, and views down the Tuolumne River Canyon are among the highlights of this hike.

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A Breezy Hike Up To Dana Plateau

Hiking up to Dana Plateau gave us the opportunity to view some of the complex geologic events that helped form Yosemite. We could see where Glaciers had moved massive amounts of rocks, yet left other areas alone. Fast moving clouds created great views, whether they were from the tops of mountains or creating reflections in small water features.

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