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10th-12th Grade14 days$5495
June 8-June 21, 2024Full
June 25-July 8, 2024Limited Inquire
July 12-July 25, 2024Full

From summit to surf, the Golden State shimmers and shines on this epic Yosemite trip. For those looking to take their wilderness skills to the next level, this California immersion takes you backpacking the granite moonscapes of the High Sierra, paddling Pacific waves and the white water of the American River, and summiting the snow capped 14,179 ft. Mt Shasta. Few places on earth have a higher concentration of wilderness wonders, and this trip features California’s most beloved playgrounds. Get golden in the summer days and starry nights of the western edge.


  • Backpack the granite glory of the Eastern Sierras
  • Summit Mt. Shasta on a multi-day mountaineering expedition
  • White water raft the Middle Fork of the American River
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Take a six-day backcountry expedition deep into the spectacular Eastern Sierras of Yosemite National Park. Although the park concentrates most of its visitors in the valley, you’ll experience the more remote and rugged corners of Yosemite as you trek the stunning high trail system. Learn to live comfortably among the granite domes, towering peaks, alpine lakes and incredible vistas of this iconic wilderness.

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Jutting out of the wilderness, Mt Shasta dominates the landscape at 14,179 ft. On your most challenging adventure, you’ll climb this massive volcano on a true mountaineers expedition. Professional guides will take you through snow school to prepare you for safe rope travel and acclimate you to the altitude. Summit day will have you climbing before the sun rises, and savoring epic 360 views.

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white water rafting

The Middle Fork of the American River is fast, stunning, and stacked with class III and IV rapids. Navigate the white water of this classic California waterway as you spend two days immersed in river life. Spend the night camped on a backcountry beach, and savor the sunny swimming holes abundant on this beautiful river.

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trip details

Length14 days
Current Grade for 2023-202410th-12th
BeginsSacramento, CA
EndsSacramento, CA
Group Size13

dates & availability

JUNE 8-JUNE 21, 2024Full
JUNE 25-JULY 8, 2024LimitedInquire
JULY 12-JULY 25, 2024Full

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