Will You Go Out with Us (in Yosemite)?

#OptOutside with Yosemite Conservancy and REI on Black Friday (Nov. 25).

I get outside ...

to explore.

to breathe.

to watch birds.

to find peace.

to see the stars.

to be inspired.

to find solitude.

to feel alive.


Those are just a few of the ways our social media fans responded when we asked them to complete a simple sentence: I get outside to [...] What would your answer be?

From funding grants for trail restoration and youth wilderness programs, to offering guided adventures and outdoor art workshops, we're passionate about helping people get outside and connect with the natural world.

That's why we're thrilled to be joining REI and its partners across the country to encourage people to #OptOutside this Black Friday (Nov. 25). We'll be offering a series of free two-hour naturalist walks, leaving from the Valley Visitor Center at 9 am, 10 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. No sign-up necessary — just show up!

Not going to be in Yosemite next week? Use REI's search tool to find other ways to #OptOutside.

Black Friday comes once a year ... but we hope you'll #OptOutside whenever you get the chance, whether that means going for a stroll in your local park or visiting us here in Yosemite. And if you are planning a trip to the park, check out our schedule of guided Outdoor Adventures, or work with us to create a personalized experience.

Why do you get outside? Whatever your answer, we'll see you out there!

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