- Expedition: Oct 13-16, 2006
- Reedly and Orange Cove High Schools
- Sequoia National Park
On October 13, 2006 Stephanie Strickland and Chris Miles of the Sequoia Natural History Association’s WildLink program had the pleasure of meeting ten students and two chaperones from Reedly and Orange Cove High Schools for the first expedition of the 2006-2007 SEKI WildLink season. They spent four beautiful days exploring Sequoia National Park along the Twin Lakes trail.
Though the first part of the trail over Cahoon Gap was challenging, they were rewarded with the amazing beauty of Cahoon Meadow and came face to face with deer grazing on the side of the trail. A day was spent studying maps, aquatic insects, and the sounds of nature surrounded by the splendor of Twin Lakes.
One of the many highlights of the trip was the solo hike back to camp after the day at Twin Lakes. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to observe nature without distraction, and many felt empowered by the experience. Evening time allowed for discussion of Wilderness and playing games around the camp fire near Clover Creek.
Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible. It was an adventure that won't be forgotten.