Your Essentials Packing List for a Weekend in Yosemite

By Hayley Donigan

Your Essentials Packing List for a Weekend in Yosemite

Don’t set off for the famous sequoias of Yosemite National Park without preparing all of your glamping gear. You’re in luck—we’ve compiled your essentials packing list for a weekend in Yosemite so that your entire trip will be a piece of cake! If you just can’t wait to start exploring the area’s hiking trails and climbing the Sierra Nevada Mountains, then this is the guide for you.

1. Kashi Chewy Granola and Seed Bars

Attention all nature-lovers: these organic granola bars made from sustainable, Fair Trade ingredients are right up your street. This guilt-free snack is made from whole grains, and it’s easy to bring along on your hikes for some extra energy. We also can’t think of a more perfect pairing than dark chocolate and pomegranate!

2. Klean Kanteen Wide-Mouth Bottle

You’ll need to stay hydrated when you’re out and about, and this stainless steel water bottle is top-of-the-range. It’s reusable, BPA-free, and eco-friendly, and it holds up to 40 ounces of water. The stainless steel, wide-mouth design makes it a convenient item to bring on your outdoor adventures.

3. Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one item that you simply can’t forget when you take the family glamping.This one in particular is hypoallergenic and comes in a portable bottle, and it is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Since it isn’t greasy, has no added fragrances, and it’s completely oil-free, this is a great basic to keep around.

4. Olympus Waterproof Digital Camera

Stylish, compact, and durable, this is the ultimate digital camera for exploring the outdoors. It has a wide-angle optical zoom for taking phenomenal pictures of nature, and it even has GPS and a compass. Better yet, this camera is waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof, and crushproof.

5. WantDo Waterproof Mountain Jacket

Keep warm in the elements in this waterproof and windproof fleece jacket. It is designed for skiing, hiking, and climbing, and its quick-dry fabric will keep you warm whatever the weather. Style is important too, and this jacket comes in a choice of seven colors.

6. Vasque Breeze Hiking Boots

What you wear on your feet is just as important as your clothes when you’re outdoors, and these hiking shoes will be a great partner through the toughest of hikes. They are lightweight and waterproof, and they have been specifically designed for hiking on rough terrain. They are also made from durable materials, so you will be able to enjoy them year after year.

7. Eco Defense Bug Spray

It’s never a bad idea to pack bug spray—just in case. We like this one in particular because it's all-natural and safe for families. This glamping essential provides maximum protection so that bugs and mosquitos simply won’t bother you during your glamping trip.

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