It’s Monday morning and time to post the blog…I have to admit Sunday as I was writing this I realized I really didn’t know what to blog about?
I thought the trip was planned…what more could I say then…I came across this blog post about
Yosemite National Park (https://www.thehealthymaven.com/yosemite-national-park-travel-guide/.)
And Victoria and I were texting about it. Camping permit?? Do we need a camping permit if we are at a campsite?? Who knows?? Clearly we, well I, need to figure this out before our trip because Victoria is finishing up at Quinnipiac.
Of course, I turned to Google!
“Do you need a camping permit if you have a reservation at a campsite in Yosemite?”
Wilderness Permits - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park ..."
“What is a Wilderness Permit?”
Free wilderness permits are required year-round for backpacking or any other overnight stays in the Yosemite Wilderness. A wilderness permit is not required for day hikes (unless hiking to Half Dome) or for staying in lodging facilities and front-country campgrounds."
What is a front-country campground?
"Front-country is a rarely used term; it would only be in contrast to backcountry. Backcountry camping means that you are not near the road or in a developed area. Typically sites can only be reached by foot or boat, often several hours of travel from any development."
I am thinking and you are too. I have NO IDEA what I am doing but I am willing to learn!
The fight is real…
Then this pops up as I continue to Google, “Yosemite National Park Wilderness Trailheads Map” Which is basically a map of Yosemite National Park. So does this mean I cannot day hike on the Wilderness Trailheads without a permit? I can camp without a permit but can I leave the “front-country” campground to hike without a permit?
Is a camping permit different from a wilderness permit different from a hiking permit??
I would like to say to be continued…which is basically true but what I have come to understand it is different for each National Park. It is a good thing we have two more months before we leave!
I realize a lot of planning is necessary but even the best plan trip needs to have flexibility!!