Travel

Hiking Upper Yosemite Falls!

Hey guys! I am officially back! I wanted to come back with a very good post, and what better way to say I’m back without posting what I did while I was away.

A couple of months ago, I went on a hiking trip with my best friend to Yosemite. I had only been there once and he had never been there, so we were lost at what to do and where to hike. We parked, and started on a trail, we were only supposed to do a small trail, but he wanted to keep going so I went with the flow. We took a break at Columbia Rock, and then he started walking even further into the trail. I looked at him and thought “Does he seriously want to walk more?”

We ended up walking for hours and at one point we almost got lost. Getting sick was probably the worst part of the trip, but it was one for the books.

So here are a couple of tips to help you, and that I personally will make sure I do the next time I go hiking.

1. EAT A VERY GOOD MEAL BEFORE YOU GO.

You need a good amount of energy to get you through the day, so imagine taking a day trip to Yosemite, not eating at all, and walking 6-8 hours up a mountain. NOT A GOOD IDEA. Our stomaches were aching once we reached the top of the mountain, and we were so tired that we didn’t even want to go back down.

2. MAKE SURE YOU GET TONS OF WATER.

There are a couple of ways to make sure that you get the right amount of water. You can bring a camelback backpack like my best friend. There are different types that have different liters in them (I would highly suggest the camelback). You can bring multiple bottles of water like I did, but trust me, you will run out and have empty bottles of water in your hand. DONT LITTER GUYS. If you’re going to drink water from the waterfall, don’t do it unless you have a filter. This is what we did, and within 30 minutes, we were feeling even worse. They sell portable water filters at Target and Walmart or even at REI.

3. BRING A PORTABLE CHARGER

I had service the entire way up and down, but my phone was dying after every picture I took. You don’t want that to happen to you, because what if you have an emergency? There are several of cheap portable chargers you can buy at a gas station, online websites, or anywhere really.

4. MAKE MEMORIES AND LEAVE YOUR STRESS BACK HOME

This is a time to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Don’t answer that phone call from your boss, or argue the entire way there. Have a good time with whoever you’re with and live for the moment. You might never get it back again. I even had a chance to feed a squirrel and I would never do that back home.

P.s. Bring a first-aid kit!

(Here’s the video of me feeding the squirrel)