map and compass

Day 1

Check in at the Outdoor Adventures office before early move-in. Meet your small group and familiarize yourself with USD’s campus. Review clothing and make final preparations before we depart. We will spend our first night camping in Mammoth en route to Yosemite National Park.

Day 2

Today we will finish our drive into the park and sight see en route to our trailhead. We will pack our packs prepare for the adventure ahead and hop on the trail. This will be our first night sleeping in the Yosemite backcountry.

Day 3

Wake up to the warm sun and continue past waterfalls and glacial lakes. We will enjoy lunch near an alpine lake as we get to know our group better. Enjoy some time relaxing on sun-warmed granite before dinner. Another night falling asleep under the stars.

Day 4

We’ll continue our hike past alpine meadows, wild flowers and lodge pole pines. By now, we’re accustomed to our beautiful alpine surroundings and have made the backcountry our home.

Day 5

Today we leave the backcountry and stop at Tenaya Lake before heading into the Valley. We will stop at Curry Village for showers and spend the rest of the day sightseeing. Tonight we’ll join the Yosemite Service Trip for a celebratory reunion and campfire.

Day 6

Today we experience the sunrise overlooking the world’s most iconic monoliths at Glacier Point. After breakfast we will leave the mountains and most of our day will be spent driving back to San Diego arriving back on campus around 10pm.