This post is sponsored by SanDisk. As a promotional post, it reflects the views of the writer, not ReadWrite's editors.

For the last nine years, we've taken thousands of dramatic images of Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. And when we get the kids to pose, it’s a thrill to see how they've grown over the years framed within the iconic valley.

As you can imagine, we’ve seen changes over the years not only to our kids but to the devices that we use to capture these memories. My wife’s five-year-old Nikon digital SLR is often the workhorse of the trip, allowing her to snap more than a thousand high-definition shots each year. And while she typically can upload photos while at home, we tend not to take our laptop with us into the woods.

Thankfully, even if she forgets to pack an extra SD card, the camera store always has SanDisk SD cards on hand. This allows her to take as many HD photos as she would like without having to worry about running out of card space or family memories.

Expanding Our Memories

While my wife plays the part of photo bug, I am busy with my Canon HD camcorder capturing the action as it happens. During a recent bike ride in Yosemite Valley, we stopped to watch a mother black bear and cub foraging for berries. I knew I could take my time capturing the scene in 1920x1080, full-HD video because I'd expanded the camera’s storage with a 128GB SanDisk CompactFlash card.

In addition to playing back the videos for the kids on the road, I can also use my CompactFlash card reader back home and share the video from our trip with our friends. I simply pop it into our flat-screen TV and let everyone enjoy the show.

Additionally, I recently updated my smartphone from an HTC EVO to a Samsung Galaxy S III. While each phone has its unique advantages, one selling point for me is that they both accommodate SanDisk MicroSD cards. It was very simple for me to purchase 16GB of additional storage to augment the phone’s standard capacity. I am able to transfer files, video or photos to each device easily.

I can also slip the SanDisk MicroSD cards into my Lenovo tablet if I need to upload a video for the long trip to Yosemite.

A Reliable Travel Companion

What has been great about all of these different types of storage cards is that they are not only compatible with multiple devices, but they are consistent between older and newer devices, and they continue to be reliable year after year.

It’s also great to know that when we are in the moment of capturing our life’s stories in Yosemite, expanding the capabilities of our digital products doesn't mean stopping in the valley and uploading photos and video to a PC.

This post is sponsored by SanDisk. As a promotional post, it reflects the views of the writer, not ReadWrite's editors.