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. Park Map
Avoid getting lost by purchasing a beautiful NatGeo map that covers Yosemite and its incredible trails.
2. Yosemite National Park Sweatshirt
Celebrate the park with your brushed fleece sweatshirt from Parks Project. A portion of the profits from it supports the Yosemite Conservancy and the park.
3. Patagonia R1 Fleece Pullover
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 six national parks.
4. EcoVessel 20 oz. Insulated Bottle
Stay hydrated with our favorite water bottle, the Boulder. It keeps cold drinks frigid and hot drinks toasty for 12 hours, plus it comes with a strainer for your tea leaves.
5. Water Filtration System
Stay hydrated on your hikes by filling up this pouch in a lake or stream and screwing
the filter onto the pouch. Squeezing the bag filters the water into your bottle. It weighs
just 3 ounces.
6. Klymit Insulated Static V Lite
Sleep more comfortably while camping in Yosemite with Klymit’s v-shaped insulated pad. It’s one of the lightest and warmest sleeping pads on the market for under $100.