Pilgrimage to Yosemite

Hello Dear Followers!

Gourmet Girl Gail here to share with you one of my greatest (serial) adventures. I’ve been making an annual trip to Yosemite for the past five or six years. It’s one of those places I long to see yearly, not only for its grandeur and beauty (majestic is a word that comes to mind), but also for the introspection it provides. I never tire of it, and there’s always something new to discover.

Gail and Waterfall

I often bring a friend who has never been to Yosemite National Park, and it’s wonderful to experience it with someone who is seeing it for the first time. Gourmet Girl Denise and I went together one year and camped outside the park on the north end. It was a great trip, and we tested more than a few recipes for our camping cookbook.

This April I’ll go with my sister Sandy and her husband Fred who are flying out from the east coast. They are avid hikers and a lot of fun to spend time with. The end of April is my favorite time to go because there are less tourists and the dogwoods are in bloom!

Blooming Dogwood

This year I imagine that the waterfalls will be flowing like I haven’t seen them for several years. A six-year drought put a quash on the tributaries in many parts of the park. With all the rain California has had so far this winter, it will be exciting to observe Mother Nature in all her glory.

Creek Flowing

If you’ve been to Yosemite already or get a chance to discover this wonder, we’d love to hear your story for a future blog post. Email us at gourmetgirlsonfire@gmail.com. Really, we’d be honored to hear from you! After all, nature and everything it offers makes for good storytelling.

In the meantime,

Happy adventuring,

Gail, Denise, and Lindsey

The Gourmet Girls on Fire!