Project overview: Create a new trip-planning video that will be available online and in the park to help visitors prepare for a fun, safe experience in Yosemite.

How your support helps: This project takes a creative approach to ensuring Yosemite’s millions of annual visitors can get information they need to have a fun, safe trip to the park: a “One Day in Yosemite”* trip-planning video. The new film, a modernized remake of an outdated, but once-popular, video, will help address frequent visitor questions and concerns, including how to get around the park, observe wildlife, store food and stay safe, with the goal of helping people plan and enjoy a successful experience.

Once complete, the video will be featured on the Yosemite National Park website, mobile app and YouTube channel, and it will be played at the new Yosemite Valley Welcome Center. By making it easier for people to access key information before or during their visit, this video could also help ensure rangers can focus on helping visitors with more complicated or urgent questions. Filming for this project began in 2020, with support from donors; this year, the videographers aim to capture remaining footage and produce the video.

*Note: The “One Day in Yosemite” trip-planning video is not related to the special episode of Yosemite Nature Notes that shares the same name. The latter video, filmed in 2012, documents a day in the life of the park and is available on the Yosemite National Park website.

Project partners: Yosemite National Park, Steve Bumgardner (filmmaker) and Ryan Christensen (Bristlecone Media).