- Expedition: May 14-17, 2004
- Reedley High School's Generation Green
- Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park: Twin Lakes
This very special expedition was led by our WildLink partners from the Sequoia Field Institute and CORE team from Sequoia Field Guides. Ten students and two chaperones from Reedley High School's Generation Green Program joined John, Miles and Stephanie for a fantastic four day journey into Sequoia National Park.
The spring weather smiled upon the group, where they spent their first day at the Beetle Rock Education Center, studying sequoia ecology, wilderness, and visiting the Air Quality Monitoring Station based there. Among the day's adventures was chasing an inquisitive bear from a nearby dumpster!
Their second day 5 miles to Clover Creek, where they braved a stream crossing, and studied LNT and tree identification. Some deer were also spotted there.
The third day carried them 1.7 miles to their final destination of Twin Lakes, where they were welcomed by marmots and squirrels. There they spent a full day of field journalling, map skills, wilderness appreciation and aquatic entymology
This was an excellent group. They learned a lot about the Park Service, Wilderness, local ecology, hiking/wilderness skills, and safety. High points were nights full of stars, lots of wildlife sightings, and the peace and quiet of wilderness.