A perfect day? Arrive the first day early afternoon, set up camp/check in (if you are “glamping” – glamorous camping). Set up that folding chair, turn on some music, smell the forest pine air. Begin the next day bright and early, take a hike up the mist trail for Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls if you are up to it. Bring some fruit and snacks to rest up top in spot under a tree with your feet in the cold mountain water. Descend by lunch, half a deli sandwich at Degnan’s Deli. Walk back to your campsite, take an afternoon nap. Put your swimsuit on, float down the river or lounge on the shores of it for a few hours. Head back, freshen up, eat some dinner and then take an evening walk to Lower Yosemite Falls watching bats fly overhead. Finally, end the night just lounging with conversation, music and a drink or two. Rinse and repeat for the next day. Local Tips: It is completely a different experience depending on what season you come, winter brings snow but not many activities. Summer is the best but has crowds. Early summer has the best water levels as by late July/August it mostly has dried up.