more about: Yosemite

Staff Tales From the Trail: the Good, the Bad, and the Funny

Last July, in preparation for Camp Sunset, we asked our readers to tell us why they loved—or hated—camping. We received a deluge of entries, over 1,300, to be precise. This spring, in honor of our camping issue, we asked Sunset staff members to tell us their most memorable camping stories. We now present their tales from the trail.

Bear With Us

For most of August, Yosemite National Park—heck, the whole Sierra range—was pummeled by the kind of thunderstorm, complete with hail, that I associate with summers back East.

Genius Sierra A-frame for Escapists

One tiny house; 20 acres of Sierra wilderness. The architectural ratio of square footage to square acreage in this spot less than 20 miles from Yosemite skews wholly West—house as an extension of its environment.

A Yosemite lodge with a light footprint

Can we take a little tour around the pool area of Evergreen Lodge? This 1920s historic lodge on the Western border of Yosemite National Park has added a pool. A salt water (less chemical use) and solar heated pool. The exterior redwood tables are made from old wine casks, and the Adirondack chairs are made from recycled plastic. It’s the […]