• Expedition: Dec 1-6, 2000
  • Reseda and Tokay High Schools
  • Hite's Cove

EXPEDITION III was in Yosemite National Park for the week of December 1-6, 2000. Participating schools included Reseda and Tokay High Schools. Their study area was historic Hite's Cove in Sierra National Forest. Hite's Cove was a booming mining town during the second California gold rush in the second half of the nineteenth century.

The group of sophomores and juniors completed a 4 mile hike and camped on the fringe of the old town. On this trip they:

  • met new people from diverse backgrounds and different high schools
  • learned how to backpack using Leave No Trace principles
  • collected hydrology data for the GLOBE program and for the Forest Service
  • completed an archaeological monitoring project for the Forest Service
  • learned about the flora and fauna of a natural area in the Sierra National Forest
  • learned about the history of Hite's Cove and its inhabitants
  • met a Miwok Indian and learned about their culture

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