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Yosemite Camping

October 20th - 22nd, 2017
San Bernardino Campus: 1200pm - 1000pm Sunday
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, October 17th at 600pm. Location: TBDExperience Tranquility in The High Sierras! Trip Category: Camping Trips
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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 wildlands 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: We will meet at the Rec Center 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 by the CSUSB Outdoors; please bring money if you wish to have dinner in this night. We will spend the rest of night setting up a bonfire at the camp and getting ready for some sleeps.

Day 2: Saturday 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 having dinner at the Yosemite Lodge. From there, we will head back to camp to catch some sleep.

Day 3: Sunday will begin rather late for breakfast at 830am. We will pack up, check out of the camp by 10am, and visit the Sentinel Dome. After having lunch on top of Sentinel Dome, we will make our way back to the van and be on 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. 

How to Register

San Bernardino Campus:

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center membership desk during regular operating hours. Full payment (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard) is due at time of reservation. For more information give us a call at 537-CAMP. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

Palm Desert Campus:

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Administrative Offices (RG203) during regular operating hours. Call 909-537-2348 for the campus phone outside RG203 to check availability and to complete registration information. After completing registration you will make full payment by cash, check or debit card (no credit cards) to the Administrative Office. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

Sign Up Deadline: Tuesday, October 17th at 600pm
Open to Ages: 18+ or CSUSB Student || Activity Level: Level 3 - Moderate, up to 4-6 hours of activity per day
Student and SRWC Member: $125 | Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $155 | Affiliate: $170 | Community Member: $250