Well, yesterday was the 15th of March – can’t you hear the whispers of ‘beware the ides of March’ tracing back to the murder of Julius Caesar?

And it was the date where campsites in Yosemite National Park are available for another 30 day reservation window, five months in advance. That means that you now can make reservations up to August 14, 2009. This rolling five month window continues throughout the year and March 15th is one of the most popular dates for making reservations due to the peak of the camping season in Yosemite.

We were lucky enough to make about half of the outstanding requests for reservations for our clients yesterday. Based on our past experience, getting half is great! And for those clients who did not get reservations, we have other favorite campgrounds that are just outside of the park that are beautiful and not quite so crowded. Yes, they’ll miss camping inside the park and they will still be close enough to enjoy one of the most popular national parks in the USA!

This is one of those reasons why our trip proposals have approximate prices. Many times, particularly as it gets closer to the summertime, campgrounds have booked up for the season (or at least when you want to travel). And, pricing is usually different from one campground to the next. So, when we have to rearrange your planned route due to a campground change we do our best to minimize any impact on the overall cost that we include in proposals. We know how sensitive everyone is to vacation costs and please know that we do our best to ensure the total cost of your trip will be at or lower than your quoted cost.

If you have any questions about booking your Tracks & Trails vacation or would like to know more, just give us a call at 800-247-0970 and talk to one of our knowledgeable trip consultants.