Yosemite Camp and Explore - SBC and PDC
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.
SRWC Member: $130
Faculty, Staff, Non Enrolled CSUSB Student, and Alumni Association: $160
Sponsored Guest: $190
Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign-Up Deadline
October 4, 2022 @ 6pm
3 - Adventurous
Trip Departs From
Palm Desert Campus, Meet in front of Indian Wells Theater at 9:00am
San Bernardino Campus, SWRC at 10:00am
Day 1: We will meet at the PDC at 9:00am then arrive t the SBC at 10:00am 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 lunch and gas. We will stop for lunch around Bakersfield, but it will not be provided. We will arrive to our campsite set up our tents, make dinner, 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 round trip. 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 SBC campus by 9PM and PDC arround 10PM. We will stop for gas and dinner (not provided) somewhere around Bakersfield.
5 meals are included, starting with dinner on day 1 (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, and 1 dinner)
3 meals are not included. Lunch of the way there and dinner on day 2 and 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.
Risk / Hazards / Safety
How to Register
Registration Opens September 29th at 7:00am for San Bernardino Campus Departure