• Expedition: Apr 27 - May 1, 2015
  • Generation Green Central California Consortium
  • Yosemite National Park: Little Yosemite Valley

Nine students from Generation Green Central California Consortium headed out into the wilderness for a beautiful spring week of backpacking. The group hiked up the Mist Trail past roaring Vernal and Nevada Falls and arrived at Little Yosemite Valley to set up their base camp for the week. During the week the group adventured off-trail to find Lost Lake, explored mysterious canyons, and helped remove illegal campfire rings with a Yosemite National Park Wilderness Ranger. The also celebrated wilderness with some backcountry fingernail painting, a mountain-top dance party, poetry readings and lots of laughs. It was great week filled with inspiration and adventure.

Hike to CR

The journey to the highest point surrounding Yosemite Valley, Cloud's Rest

Tuesday April 28, 2015
So I was supposed to write yesterday but I forgot when we came back from our small hike. So today we started our backpacking journey. It was very tiring with the hiking up, up and even higher. I got very tired during the first hours of the trip. We are taking it slow and its nice that they pay attention if someone is having a hard time. My team is very supportive and I love them for that. The stairs were the most challenging for me but the waterfall was amazing. My favorite part was when we were halfway up the stairs and you could feel the mist the waterfall made.


Removing illegal fire rings in Little Yosemite Valley.

Wednesday April 29, 2015
Today was a fun day for me. We went on an adventure for looking for Lost Lake. It was fun learning how to use a map, and a compass, way better than before. We also found on the rocks where you can slide down them. Also, it felt great just sitting next to a tree, just looking at the water and the rock mound, and just not thinking about anything else.

Glacial Polish Slide

Glacially polished rock slide in Little Yosemite Valley.

Vernal Group

Not a bad view to go with the steep extreme hike up Vernal Falls!

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