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San Francisco, California
37.7749° N, 122.4194° W
Yosemite
9th-11th Grade21 days$5695
June 12-July 2, 2019 Limited Inquire
July 5-July 25, 2019 Limited Inquire

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 rock climbing and 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 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.

highlights

  • Backpack the granite glory of the Eastern Sierras
  • Learn to rock climb in world famous Yosemite National Park
  • Summit Mt. Shasta on a multi day mountaineering expedition
  • Surf the Pacific swells in Pacifica
  • White water raft the Middle Fork of the American River

backpacking

Take a five day backcountry expedition deep into the spectacular Eastern Sierras of Yosemite. 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.

rock climbing

Orient yourself to the vertical thrills of rock climbing in Yosemite National Park. The valley of Yosemite is credited with being the birthplace of the sport, and once you gaze upon Half Dome and El Capitan, you’ll see why. The glacier carved granite walls of this sanctuary are perfect for climbing. Learn from professional guides, and get your hands on the hallowed halls of this adventure sport. 

mountaineering

Jutting out of the wilderness, Mt Shasta dominates the landscape at 14,179. 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.

white water rafting

The Middle Fork of the American River is fast, stunning, and stacked with class three and four 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

Cost $5695
Length 21 days
Current Grades 9th-11th
Ages 15-17
Begins San Francisco, CA
Ends San Francisco, CA
Group Size 13

dates & availability

JUNE 12-JULY 2, 2019 Limited Inquire
JULY 5-JULY 25, 2019 Limited Inquire
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