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Sample Itinerary


Day 1

Fly to Fresno, CA. Grocery/Supply Shopping. Overnight in Hotel (Quad occupancy)

Day 2

Enter Sequoia National Park, where you will see the world’s largest living thing, the General Sherman Tree! After a visit to the ranger station, drive along the King’s River to the end of the road, where the wilderness begins. Overnight at King’s Canyon developed campground.

Day 3

Depart for Yosemite National Park, the first protected natural area in the USA. Hike and explore! Overnight in Camp Curry (Cabins).

Day 4

Explore Yosemite Valley.  Hike to the base of Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, and the valley loop.
Overnight in Camp Curry.

Day 5

Explore Yosemite Valley.  Perhaps we will hike to Vernal Falls, or explore a portion of the John Muir Trail today! Overnight in Camp Curry.

Day 6

Pack up your backpacks and prepare for your backcountry experience in Yosemite!  Our route will be determined based upon the scouts and availability of permits.

Day 7

Backpacking in Yosemite


Day 8

Return to civilization! We will finish our camping experience, and return to a hotel to clean up for the trip home. Overnight in Hotel (Quad Occupancy)

Day 9

Fly home!

You will see:

The world’s largest tree, Yosemite Falls (dropping 2,425 feet, 3rd highest waterfall in the world), Yosemite Valley with El Capitan, Half-Dome, and King’s Canyon, a designated Wilderness area, including 3 National Parks – Yosemite, Sequoia, and King’s Canyon


2 hotel nights (quad occupancy)
3 cabin nights (4-6 per cabin)
3 camping nights
All meals while in California
Flight/Rental Van/Fuel

Not Included:

Personal camping/backpacking gear
Spending Money
Lunch en route (airports)



Notes on itinerary and fees:

Camping locations and itinerary are subject to what the boys will want to do.  Through planning this trip, the boys will be given this budget, and learn the process of planning a high adventure trip.  This means the itinerary will likely be somewhat different than what is presented here.  As with any travel, flexibility is the key to a successful trip!