Family activity planner Julie Smith is heading out with her son, Todd, and daughter, Chloe, to hike up Mount Rainier in the Tahoe National Park.
The family will hike up the mountain twice during the week.
It will be their first time hiking in Yosemite since it opened in 1872.
“I’m just excited to be doing it, to be hiking, and to be able to take Todd and Chloe and our two young kids on this trip,” Smith told the Los Angeles Times.
Smith and her husband, Ryan, plan to hike and camp in the area for about four days.
They will spend time hiking with the family and spending time together with the families kids.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know our family, to talk about life and to meet our neighbors,” Smith said.
Smith’s husband Ryan is a paramedic in the California Highway Patrol.
He is also a member of the Tahoma Valley Association, which works with family members of law enforcement and their families.
Smith said that after her son Todd and her daughter Chloe have a couple of days in Yosemite, she and her family plan to head to the airport in Los Angeles to fly to their home in the Bay Area.
The couple will then travel to their next destination, New Zealand, Smith said, where they will visit their daughter and son.
“We’re just looking forward to getting back to Tahoe and spending more time together,” Smith added.
Smith said the trip will be a long one.
“It’s going to take a long time to hike, and it’s going be an adventure,” she said.
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