People from all over the world come to play in the Yosemite Gateway regions. Play in this area can mean different things to different people. Places to get equipment for your activity or adventure are listed as well.
BE SURE to read the sections on Playing Nice and Playing Safe. Now get ready to have a great time!
|How do you like to Play?
We have sorted our area's attractions and features into 3 categories, outlined below.
|Play Hard||Play Soft||After Play|
|The adventures listed in this category include rock climbing, white-water rafting, mountain biking and extended length backpacking. Some activities may require special skills and equipment.||Soft Adventure is one of the fastest growing categories in travel and tourism. Activities listed here include sightseeing, day hiking, trail walks, fishing and visiting museums or historic sites. Most are low impact but educational and fun.||Relaxing is what vacations and getaways are all about. You work hard to keep everybody happy, sheltered, fed and clothed and then some. After a day of exploring, kick-back and rejuvenate yourself for the next adventure. Listed in this section are spa treatments for men and women, book stores and coffee places, parks and quiet places.|
Notes from Yosemite Dan & Yosemite Deb:
Being kind to the land, locals and animals in the area you are visiting is essential to having a great experience. Respect property boundaries as designated by fences, signs and gates. Don’t feed our critters and please don’t disturb them in their natural environment. For more information check out the Tread Lightly, Leave No Trace and NPS Animal websites.
PLAY SAFE Your safety is very important to us at Team Insider. Listed below are things we think you should know:
- Weather conditions can change quickly in the Sierra Nevada even in the summer. Be sure to check weather forecasts and road conditions in the area you will be visiting.
- Be sure to let someone back home know where you are going and when you expect to get back. Locating someone in the mountainous areas where we live is difficult even in good weather.
- Always bring the right equipment for your adventure and know how to use it. Carry extra water and food wherever you go on foot or by car. Carry items that will help keep you warm.
- Secure permits where necessary. Permits are a way to get you to think about what you are doing and where you are going.
Emergency personnel in our area are highly qualified, well trained and can be reached by dialing 9-1-1 on any standard phone. Cell phone service is intermittent. Please come prepared, we would like to see you come back again.