Yosemite National Park is one of the first wilderness parks and the most popular in the United States. Yosemite is best known for its waterfalls, but within its 1,200 square miles of wild lands you will find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, and much more. While there, we will be camping in the valley and taking side trips to view the thousand foot granite walls, some of which include the famous El Capitan, exploring the valley and taking in the scenery.
Student and SRWC Member: $140
Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association: $170
Sponsored Guest: $280
Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign-Up Deadline
October 17, 2018 @ 6pm
3 - Adventurous
Day 1: We will meet at the SRWC on Friday at noon to pack the van up, making sure we have the necessary gear for a successful trip. Our drive is roughly 330 miles / 531 km (6-7 hours) with stops for dinner and gas. We will stop for dinner around Fresno, but it will not be provided. We will arrive to our campsite late and set up our tents and hit the sack.
Day 2: We will begin early for a quick breakfast, for it will be a lengthy day. Our adventure will start on the Mist Trail where we will hike towards Vernal Falls (~1 mile) and continue to Nevada Falls (~1.5 miles), which adds to about 7 miles roundtrip. The elevation gain is roughly 3000 feet, which means the trail is steep. Be prepared for some hiking. After our day hike, we will return to the campsite and catch a shuttle to Yosemite Falls. Upon returning at the valley, we will check the visitor center, Ansel Adams gallery, and the gift shops out before returning to camp for dinner and a campfire
Day 3: After breakfast we pack up camp and head to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias! We will explore the grove and enjoy lunch before hitting the road by 2pm so we can make it back at the campus by 10PM. We will stop for gas and dinner (not provided) somewhere around Bakersfield.
5 meals are included, starting with breakfast on day 2 (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, and 1 dinner)
2 meals are not included. Dinner of the way there and dinner on the way home is not provided. Bring money.
Hygiene and Comfort
We will be staying in reserved campsites. The campsites are within close proximity to flush toilets, drinking water, and there are NO showers. You will have the option to share a tent with one or two people or sleep out under the cover of the stars. Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The ground consists of soft and hard soil.
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