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John Muir Day - Yosemite

800am Sunday - 1000pm Tuesday
Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, June 18th at 500pm. Location: TBDIf you had but one day to visit Yosemite... Trip Category: Camping Trips, Sb Trips
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This trip will feature John Muir’s One-Day Excursion, a full day of seeing the best Yosemite has to offer according to the “Father of the National Parks”. Sunday night we will take it easy, set up camp and get some rest to energize for the following day. We will start our epic journey to catch the majestic sunrise. Then journey to; Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, Illilouette Fall, Nevada Fall, the top of Liberty Cap, Vernal Fall, the Mist Trail and the Merced River. On our saunter, we will be treated to wide sweeping views of the valley including Half Dome and El Captain. Upon returning to the valley floor we will celebrate our accomplishment with a meal and campfire. Tuesday morning we pack camp and visit one of the Giant Sequoia Groves in the park.


Day 1: We will meet at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at 900am on Sunday afternoon to pack up the van and make sure we all have the necessary and proper gear and attire for a successful trip. Our drive is roughly 330 miles (6-7 hours) with stops for lunch and whenever we have to fill up our van with gas. Upon arrival in Yosemite National Park, we will find our campsite in Upper pines Campground. The rest of the night is left for relaxing around the fire and getting ready for a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Monday morning will be an early morning 3am for a quick breakfast, for it will be a lengthy day. Our adventure will start on the Four Mile Trail where we will hike towards Glacier Point, then hike the trail to the Sentinel Dome and back. We will hike the Panoram trail to Illilouette falls, then see Nevada falls. We take a side trail up Liberty cap and head back down towards Vernal Falls. After completing a little more than 19 miles we will arrive to our campsite where we will catch a shuttle to Yosemite Falls. Afterwards, there is the visitor center, Ansel Adams gallery, and gift shops to look at before we have dinner in the Yosemite Lodge. From there, we will head back to camp to sleep.

Day 3: Tuesday morning, we will have breakfast at 800am.  We will then pack up and check out of camp by 10am so we can visit a Giant Sequoia Grove. After have lunch amongst the largest living organisms on the planet (Giant Sequoia Tree) we will make our way back to the van in order to be on the road by 2pm to make it back to campus by 10PM. We will stop for gas and dinner somewhere around Bakersfield.

How To Register

San Bernardino Campus

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center membership desk during regular operating hours. Full payment (cash, check, Visa or MasterCard) is due at time of reservation. For more information give us a call at 537-CAMP. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

Palm Desert Campus

Registration for trips and programs takes place in person at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Administrative Offices (RG203) during regular operating hours. Call 909-537-2348 for the campus phone outside RG203 to check availability and to complete registration information. After completing registration you will make full payment by cash, check or debit card (no credit cards) to the Administrative Office. Some programs do not require registration, are open to nonmembers and youth. See program description for details.

* Price includes an optional 1 month Student Recreation and Wellness Center Membership.

Sign Up Deadline: Thursday, June 12th at 500pm
Open to Ages: 18+ or CSUSB Student || Activity Level: Level 4 - Vigorous, up to 5-8 hours of activity per day
Student and SRWC Member: $125 | Faculty, Staff and Alumni: $155* | Affiliate: $170* | Community Member: $250