tobi and a waterfall

Day 1

Check in at the Outdoor Adventures office before early move-in. Meet your fellow adventurers and familiarize yourself with USD’s campus. We aim to leave at noon so we’ll be packing a brown bag lunch for the road. 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 land in Tuolumne Meadows. We’ll set up our basecamp then take a leisure stroll to Tenaya Lake where we will get to know each other a little better with views of this stunning lake as our backdrop. We’ll head to bed early so we can rest up before our two full days of service.

Day 3

Wake up to the warm sun and the sound of the Tuolumne River. Today we will support our National Parks by cleaning up the very home we’re residing- the campground! After a short break and an early dinner we’ll take to the trails for sunset views overlooking iconic landmarks like Half Dome and Clouds Rest.  

Day 4

This is our final day of clean up and we’ll celebrate it with a Dutch Oven dinner and another evening hike to watch the sunset. Every wanted to try sleeping under the stars? Tonight may be the night.

Day 5

Today we’ll get an early start and pack up our camp so we can continue our adventure in Yosemite Valley. We will roam the landscape and take in the majestic Yosemite Falls and make a stop at the Visitors Center.

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.