• Expedition: Feb 3-8, 2002
  • Reedley and Tokay High Schools
  • Sierra National Forest: Hite's Cove

On February 8, 2002, 10 students from Reedley and Tokay High Schools arrived in Curry Village, amazed by the majesty of Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada. These student formed new and changing perspectives on wilderness during their trip.

Expedition III ran from February 3 to 8, 2002. Students stayed in in Curry village for two nights before their 4 day, 3 night backpacking trip at Hite's Cove. This group hiked 4 miles from Savage's Trading Post into Hite's Cove, blessed with sunshine as well as a rainstorm. While in Yosemite they:

  • explored Native American culture wilderness and diversity with Indian Cultural Demonstrator Phil Johnson
  • gathered important archaeological data for the United States Forest Service
  • learned about the history and flora of Hite's Cove from botanist Ann Mendershausen
  • collected hydrology data for the GLOBE program on the South Fork of the Merced upstream and dowstream of Hite's Cove
  • learned how to backpack using Leave No Trace principles
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