• Expedition: Apr 16-21, 2001
  • West and Woodlake High Schools
  • Hite's Cove

West and Woodlake High Schools comprised WildLink Expedition V. Six students from each of these schools visited the Sierra Nevada from April 16-21, 2001. They spent their first two nights at the Crane Flat campus of Yosemite Institute, next to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. The group completed a 4 day, 3 night backpacking adventure into glorious Hite's Cove, the premier wildflower hike in California. They were the final WildLink Expedition to do so. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side as it rained throughout the backpacking trip (save the hike in and the hike out). We also experienced hail, thunder, lightning, and snow. However, these students braved the elements admirably and were still able to complete a great number of accomplishments:

  • they completed a 4.5 mile hike in Sierra National Forest
  • they collected vital hydrology data for the GLOBE program to compare to past findings and to establish a baseline for the future
  • they gathered important archaeological data for the United States Forest Service
  • they learned about the flora and fauna of Hite's Cove
  • they learned to work as a team with their peers from their own high school and from the other school
  • they chronicled their thoughts, revelations, and experiences for their peers at school and around the world as well as for land managers, teachers, and environmentalists

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.