- Expedition: Mar 20-25, 2005
- Madera High School
- Yosemite National Park: Merced Grove
After weeks of promising spring-like weather, WildLink Expedition V students from Madera High School arrived for a big spring snowstorm that left us almost two feet of fresh snowfall at our destination, the Merced Grove of giant sequoias. The group bravely pushed on, decked out in winter clothes and snowshoes, and discovered the reward that can only be found in a snow-shrouded, age old silence of these great ancestor trees.
The group made short work of the many group challenges presented to them; had an afternoon of fierce and passionate debate in a critical thinking exercise about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; created their own eco-art (check out the pictures below!); did extensive wilderness and self-explorative journaling; explored the science and the magic behind the giant sequoias; and we can't forget all the laughter and adventures that connected the group so well. Thanks for a wonderful week, Expedition V; we look foward to more adventures to come later this year!