On a September day in 2006, two hikers stood at Virginia Pass and contemplated a weathered metal sign: "Entering Yosemite Wilderness." How many more such markers waited quietly on remote passes and peaks along Yosemite's edges? And how many could they find? From that simple question, a quest was born: to "bag" the park's boundary signs.
What motivates you to get outside? With Thanksgiving coming up this week, REI is continuing an annual tradition of "opting outside" on Black Friday. We came up with a few reasons to maximize moments outdoors, and hope they'll inspire you to spend some quality time in Yosemite or your local park!
Our Outdoor Adventure guides draw on their extensive knowledge of Yosemite and the natural world to lead day hikes, backpacking trips, birding walks, and more. Read on to meet one of our naturalists, and get inspired to explore the park!