Gear Guide

Prepare yourself for a day in the outdoors by wearing the proper shoes and apparel, and bringing just the right gear to enjoy Yosemite National Park.

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Yosemite Climbing Pioneers Create Clothing Line Royal Robbins

Liz and Royal Robbins followed a trail in Yosemite National Park which led to the creation of an exceptional outdoor & travel clothing line. Read More...

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Smells Like Yosemite?

Arm & Hammer and the National Park Foundation have teamed up to make laundry detergents “inspired by nature.” Read More...

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What to Wear: Ultra-Light Backpacking

Can you live for a week in a single set of hiking clothes? Of course, and learning to ignore the grunge and odor will help your shoulders (less weight = less pain), your legs (less weight = more miles), your feet (less weight = fewer aches), and your efficiency (less stuff = less futzing with gear = more trail time). Read More...

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What to Bring: Ultra-Light Backpacking

The climate in the Sierra in summer is very conducive to high-mileage adventures with minimal gear. Read More...

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What to Wear: Backpacking

Your clothing selections for multiday trips in Yosemite are all about versatility and packing light. Read More...

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What to Bring: Backpacking

The crowds in Yosemite Valley can be dense, and the best way to experience the grandeur of the High Sierra is to spend a night (or several) in the park’s sprawling backcountry. Read More...

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What to Wear: Day Hiking

Of America’s national parks, Yosemite surely has the best weather. From spring through fall, daytime temperatures hover in a very comfortable range between 60F and 85F, which an occasional midsummer burst near triple digits. Read More...

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What to Bring: Day Hiking

Yosemite is one of the most pleasant places to dayhike in the world, thanks to a moderate climate and gentle surfaces. You can easily cover many miles on the park’s trails, which tend to be soft forest floor or a mix of packed dirt and smooth granite. Read More...

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