• Expedition: Oct 12-17, 2014
  • Turlock and Pitman High Schools
  • Yosemite National Park: Sunrise Lakes

11 students from Turlock and Pitman High School braved the cold of mid-October and spent three nights at Yosemite's spectacular Sunrise Lakes. They enjoyed map reading, views from Pluton Point and Cloud's Rest, watching shooting stars at night, skipping rocks, colorful sunrises and sunsets, and illegal fire ring removal. In the words of one student, "Sunrise Lake became home."

Group Journal 1

A handmade map of Sunrise Lakes. Home, sweet, home.

First night at camp at Sunrise Lake. It’s freezing cold, but the sunset is amazingly beautiful. A Combination of pinks, purples, blues, grays and black, a sunset you dream of or see in movies. An overall great night with a beautiful sunset.

Group Sunset at Sunrise

A sunset at Sunrise Lakes!

After 6 days in Yosemite, we had an amazing time.

Group Journal 2

Artistic rendering of Sunrise Lakes.

Group Human Knot

Teambuilding on the first day.

Group Map

Learning about the National Wilderness Preservation System that set aside land for future generations.

Group Tenaya Canyon

The crew at Pluton Point.

Group on Trail

The group that plays together stays together.

Group Guys

Trail brothers.

Group Clouds Rest

The final push to the summit of Cloud's Rest

Group Lunch

A lovely spot for a bite to eat.

Group Reflection

Time to reflect

Group Panorama

The stunning view from the top of Cloud's Rest.

Group Descent

What goes up must come down.

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