Sierra Nevada Backpack

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Sample Itinerary

Below is an example of a Sierra Nevada Backpack itinerary.  This itinerary is subject to change.

Day 1 Drive to Onion Valley Campground (approx. 4.0 hours).  Set up camp at Onion Valley and Introduce Backpacking Skills.  Front Country camp for the evening .
Day 2 Start your backpack toward Kearsarge Pass.  Camp at backcountry alpine lake along the way.
Day 3 Leave your gear at camp and head toward Kearsarge Pass on a day hike!  Stop by the lakes and streams along the way!  Return to camp in the afternoon.
Day 4 Pack up camp and head back down the trail to your front country campsite for one last night in the mountains!
Day 5 Last day in the field.  Pack up camp and return back to campus!

Additional Information

No prior backpacking experience is necessary for this trip.  This trip does include hiking with moderate elevation gain and is recommended for students who are interested in challenging themselves physically.

Trip Cost:  $435.00