Travelers hiking up Mount Shasta in the snow

High Sierra

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Tuition $6,195





Jun 18 - Jul 8 Jul 11 - Jul 31

Backpack, Hike, Mountaineer, Surf, Whitewater Raft

Arrival Location

San Francisco, CA

Departure Location

San Francisco, CA

Trip Overview

This incredible California adventure is best described as challenging, exciting, and an experience of a lifetime! The students will explore the varied landscape of the Golden State as they backpack among towering Redwoods and through granite cliffs. They will take to the water, where they will whitewater raft the American River and learn to surf at Half Moon Bay. The trip will culminate with a summit attempt of the spectacular snow-capped Mt. Shasta! These 21 days are sure to challenge students, sharpen their backcountry skills, and allow them to build connections with both their peers and with nature!

Activity Highlights

  • Backpack in Yosemite National Park* or the Trinity Alps* – 8 days (overnight)
  • Mountaineering Summit Attempt of Mt. Shasta – 3 days (overnight)
  • Surf Half Moon Bay – 2 days
  • Whitewater Raft American River – 1 day

*Backpacking location may vary depending on permits and trail conditions

Trip Price Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Activities
  • Meals
  • Group gear

Not Included

  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Airfare to and form the trip start and end
Our group was tight-knit and we had a whole lot of life-changing experiences. It was amazing!

Jacob, 2019 High Sierra Student

Travelers all jumping in the air

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