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1-3 miles


4,000 ft

Registration Fee


Program Overview: Spend a spring Saturday in Yosemite Valley enjoying the experience of being in one of the world’s most beautiful natural landscapes while capturing your observations in a nature journal. Your naturalist guide will help you and your fellow journalers tap into all your senses to notice details that might otherwise escape attention, such as hidden plants, animal tracks, or distant bird calls, and then jot down what you see, hear, smell and feel. However you decide to fill in your journal — with notes, poems, sketches, maps, or detailed drawings of leaves and feathers — you’ll end the day with a personal record of the day’s observations and reflections (and maybe some inspiration to take a nature journal on your next outdoor wander).

This adventure takes place the day before Mother’s Day — what a great way to celebrate the moms in your life! Register on their behalf, bring them along, or show them your love with an Adventure Gift Card they can redeem for a future Yosemite trip.

Know Before You Go
When: Saturday, May 7 from 9 am to around 4 pm
Where: Yosemite Valley
Registration includes: One-day nature journaling program, park entry (as needed), and three nights of tent camping at a shared campsite in Yosemite Valley (May 6, 7 and 8 ). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass or campsite.
Lodging: Tent camping (included), or upgrade to Curry Village for an additional fee. Camping and lodging dates cannot be adjusted. The upgrade option expires 30 days before the program. Lodging information will be sent immediately after registering.
Experience level: No experience necessary!

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COVID-19: We have implemented special safety measures to keep participants and instructors safe during the ongoing pandemic. Please review our COVID-19 procedures for details.