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Yosemite Thanksgiving - SBC

Yosemite Thanksgiving - SBC

November 23, 2023 - November 26, 2023
8:00am - 9:00pm
Yosemite National Park

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Yosemite National Park Adventure! Yosemite is best known for its waterfalls, but within it's nearly 1,200 square miles you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant Sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. While there we will be snowshoeing and hiking through the park. Each night we will stay in heated cabins at the cozy Yosemite Bug. Yosemite is a winter wonderland!

Trip Cost     
SRWC Member: $160
Faculty, Staff, Non-Enrolled CSUSB Student, and Alumni Association: $190
Affiliate: $205
Sponsored Guest: $220 
Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign-Up Deadline
November 20, 2023 @ 6pm

Trip Departs From
CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Activity Level 
3 - Adventurous

Day 1:
Participants meet at the SRWC at 8:00am and help the leaders pack up the gear. Once the gear is packed up, there will be a short introduction/ice breaker before hitting the road for a 366 mile, 6.5 hour drive to the Yosemite Bug Rustic Resort. When we arrive we will get settled in and prepare dinner. Then we chill for the rest of the night, play games, maybe a hot tub soak (not included) and hit the hay for the night.

Day 2:
We will prepare breakfast in the kitchen and eat at 8:00am. We will then make our lunch before heading off to Mist trail via the JMT you will experience two of Yosemite’s famous waterfalls, Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls. Once we reach the peak we will stop and have our lunch on the trail. We return back to the van around 3:00pm and check out the visitor center and Yosemite falls. After exploring some of what Yosemite has to offer, we will head back to the The Bug to make dinner and relax.

Day 3:
We will get to sleep in a bit and have breakfast at 8:30am. We will pack up the van and then head to Glacier Point for a grand view of the valley. We then head to the valley for some more exploring. Dinner will be at a restaurant in the Valley.

Day 4:
We will check out of our cabins and go hike among the Giant Sequoias. We plan to arrive at the SRWC by 9:00pm stopping for dinner along the way.

Packing List


8 meals are included, starting with dinner on day 1 (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners)
3 meals are not included (2 dinners and 1 lunch). Bring money. 

Hygiene and Comfort
You will be staying in reserved heated tent cabins with 1 or 2 other people and each person will have their own bed. The cabins are within close proximity to flush toilets and there are showers. We have access to drinking water.

Risk / Hazards / Safety 

Cancellation Policy  

How to Register

Registration Opens August 1st at 8:00am 


Limited Registration
In order to serve more members, each person is limited to registering for a maximum of 3 trips between August 21, 2023 – January 3, 2024.