I think of all the Yosemite hiking trails (and there are so many!), my favorite is the Four-mile Trail. It's approximately a little less than ten miles round trip, so I don't know where that name comes from.
You definitely want to go in the Spring or Summer time when Yosemite Falls is at it's most waterfall-y. The trail is difficult and has you on an incline from the valley floor all the way up to the Glacier Point visitor center where this is ICE CREAM. At least do it for the ice cream, you guys! It's a beautiful hike and a great booty workout. A must!
Map of the four-mile trail. Maps are your friend!
Yosemite Falls from the Four-mile Trail hike.
“At least do it for the ice cream, you guys!”
Another view inside the four-mile trail.
Signage for the trail.
An aerial view of the valley of the four-mile trail hike.
Castle Rock in Kansas is an amazing place to view! It's a pretty easy hike, but the "natural wonders" of the rocks are breathtaking the entire way. This hike is on private land, so if you go, make sure to be extra mindful of anything you might leave behind (by accident).
I live in sunny, Southern California. I can sail and be outside pretty much any time of the year I'd like to. It's amazing. Another passion of mine is hiking. It's hard not to get into hiking out here.
In college, a few buddies and I went to Africa and while we were there we went on a private safari out of Botswana. It's where I met a lion in person, which was one of the most life-changing experiences I could ever dream of.
I live in Los Angeles, where there is a myriad of hiking to be had, & I don't hike. I'm a busy woman & I only make time for fishing. I need to incorporate hiking into my routine. I wanted to know what gear I needed.