Yosemite Budget Wrap-up
People like to talk up camping as a frugal way to spend the holiday. Maybe it is, maybe it can be. But national park camping is SO much more expensive than our usual backpacking trip! Here’s what we spent for our Yosemite trip.
- Campsite: $60 ($20/night)
- Gas: $75
- Firewood for relaxing around the fire and cooking: $60 (yeah really! And you aren’t supposed to bring in your own from > 50 miles, not that I knew where to get cheap firewood anyway)
- Pizza for the rainy day when sandwiches for lunch won’t cut it: $20
- Groceries, wine, beer: $150 (admittedly not all of this was eaten on this trip, some of it was random other crap we needed)
- Park Entrance: $20
- TOTAL: $385
Not so bad for a weekend away, I guess. The firewood really surprised me. When I go backpacking, campsites are free and fires are either not allowed (most places) or you are allowed to gather wood.
But here is what we got for that price:
At the top of the waterfall – this trail reminded me of Narnia on top