- Expedition: Jun 4-9, 2006
- Harbor City/Gardena B&G Club and one.success
- Yosemite National Park: Panorama Rim Trail
The final expedition of the 2005/2006 school year wrapped things up in style! Students from long-time WildLink partner the Harbor City/Gardena Boys & Girls Club joined first timers from the one. program of San Joaquin County Office of Education for a spectacular four day journey that covered more than 20 miles of hiking and thousands of feet of elevation gain.
The group met with several different National Park Service rangers in the course of their week, including representatives from public outreach, wilderness and wildlife divisions. They even helped with bear roving in Little Yosemite Valley during the backcountry portion of their expedition.
The group started their journey at Glacier Point, spending their first starfull night at Illillouette Creek. They continued on to Little Yosemite Valley via the Panorama rim trail. After a beautiful and challenging hike with full packs on Wednesday, the group lightened up with a dayhike to the top of little known peak Quarter Dome, which is neatly perched directly between often visited Half Dome and Cloud's Rest, and within sight of Mount Watkins and the Clark range. It was a fitting end to a wonderful week of exploration: of ourselves, our limits, the wilderness, and the great possibilities our future holds.
One highlight of the expedition was Pedro, one of our WildLink alumni from four years ago, who returned this year as the leader of the Harbor City/Gardena Boys & Girls Club. Way to go, Pedro! And many happy returns. Click here to learn more about Pedro.
WildLink would also like to extend a giant thank you to the Patton family, for providing scholarships for three of the young women on this expedition in memory of their daughter, Lisa; and the Strachan family, for providing two scholarships in memory of their daughter Deborah. Thank you for your generosity and support. WildLink couldn't do this work without you.