- Expedition: Dec 2-8, 2001
- Berkeley High School
- Yosemite National Park
On December 2, 2001, 10 students from Berkeley High School arrived in Curry Village in the midst of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. These students endured and appreciated Yosemite's wilderness through the fog of a clearing storm, the warmth of a historic cabin, and the encouragement of their peers.
EXPEDITION II ran from December 2 to 8, 2001. Students stayed in in Curry village for two nights before their 4 day, 3 night backpacking trip in the Merced Grove. New to snow, and new to cross-country skiing as well as snowshoeing, this group hiked 1.5 miles to the Merced Grove Cabin, emerging 3 days later with a newfound maturity and a fuller knowledge of all that they are capable of doing.
While in Yosemite they:
- explored wilderness and diversity with Interpretive Park Ranger
- stayed two nights at the Merced Grove cabin; they also built a snow cave and set up tents for a night under the stars!
- collected hydrology data on Moss Creek for the GLOBE program at two sites: Twin Bridges and near the Merced Grove Cabin
- were subjects of extensive filming for a Yosemite National Park Productions project documenting the Merced Grove Cabin and other historic cabins in the park
- learned how to backpack using Leave No Trace principles