After many trips to Yosemite and California's coast, our editor has created a list of her favorite things to bring along.
Also see our suggested packing list.
1. EcoVessel 20 oz. Insulated Bottle
Stay hydrated with our favorite water bottle. It keeps cold drinks frigid and hot drinks toasty for 12 hours, plus it comes with a strainer for your tea leaves. $26.95; ecovessel.com
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2. Lowa Locarno GTX Lo
New in spring 2018, these comfortable dayhikers can be worn on the Four-Mile Trail and for evening cocktails at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel bar. They are available in several colors. $190; lowaboots.com.
3. Chaco Z/2 NPF Grand Canyon
Chaco partnered with National Park Foundation for this design. Wear these quick-dry sandals with thin double straps while floating Yosemite's Merced River. $130; chacos.com
4. Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoodie
This midweight layer treated with odor-reducing Polygiene is great for huge temperature swings. Light and warm, it proved to be an essential layer for our testers in seven national parks. $159; patagonia.com
5. Yosemite National Park Sweatshirt
Celebrate the park with your brushed fleece sweatshirt from Parks Project. A portion of the profits from this crew neck support the Yosemite Conservancy. $70; parksproject.us
6. Rescue Plus
Stay healthy and well-rested on your road trip when you travel with a bottle of RESCUE PLUS™ sleep gummies. Each gummy has 2.5 mg of melatonin. Consult your doctor before taking any supplements. $14.95; rescueremedy.com