Yosemite National Park

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Finally got to go to Yosemite after day dreaming all about it in this wilderness explorer class. To be out there in the wild and living life like John Muir. Very rarely do I go to the casino, but thankfully I went with my boyfriend and we ended up winning enough money to cover this trip. Everything here was ginormous and gorgeous! if your planning a trip I would suggest staying inside the valley because otherwise your spending more than an hour to just drive into the park. We stayed at HouseKeeping camp and it was pretty nice. We had everything we needed from warm showers, fire pits and electricity. We brought a griddle with us and were able to cook on it. We had a river unit and our room was in front of Merced River and facing a waterfall. Also make sure you store everything with a scent inside the bear storage boxes. Things that you might not consider food like lotion, soaps, sunblock, chapstick, perfume also need to go inside the box. I did not put my backpack in the bear storage boxes and one came into our tent in the middle of the night. It was seriously the scariest thing ever. Good thing all he did was steal my backpack. We could hear the bear outside trying to get into the trash and bear boxes. The rangers were there trying to scare him away. The bear left us paranoid the whole night though that we freaked out when a little squirrel jumped on my friends bed. Definitely needs to go back there is so much more to explore!