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​​​Week 3A: No Place Like Half-Dome (Yosemite) SOLD OUT

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Sunday JULY 14: Meet at Edgemont Park by 10: 15 AM for 1:30 PM Flight

Destination:   Yosemite Fresno International Airport


Food:   Campers will need to buy their own lunch. Breakfast and dinner is provided by Surf and Turf.

 

Bring: ​Bathing Suit, Water, Dry Clothes, Rain Poncho, Sun Tan Lotion, tic spray, sleeping bag, pillow,  and other items from a list that will be mailed to campers.  


Schedule:    American Airlines   AA 1333    14-Jul   From Newark, NJ (EWR)  to  Phoenix, AZ (PHX)  1:29PM -3:44PM

                      American Airlines   AA 5832     From Phoenix, AZ (PHX) to Fresno, CA (FAT)   5:10PM- 6:47PM

                           7:30 PM- Take a 15 passenger van to Half Dome Village in Yosemite. Arrive at 10:00 PM. Sleep. 


Return Schedule:   American Airlines    AA 1386   20-Jul   From Fresno, CA (FAT) to Dallas, TX (DFW) 12:00PM- 5:16PM

                                    American Airlines    AA 299     From Dallas, TX (DFW) to Newark, NJ (EWR)  6:31PM- 11:04 PM

                           11:30 PM- We will shuttle back to Edgemont Park very late. 


Monday JULY 15

 TIME: 7AM- Breakfast/ 10 PM- Sleep in Tent Cabins  

          9 AM- Visit the Yosemite Museum 

                      and Village Store. Buy groceries.  

          10 AM- Drive to Lower Yosemite Falls Hike. Walk to falls- 1 mile. 

​          12 PM-  Sentinel Beach and Picnic in park.  

          1:00 PM- Head to Bridalveil Falls and short hike. 

          2:30 PM- Visit the Tunnel View for pictures. 

          3:30- 5PM- Free time at El Capitan Park. 

          6PM- El Portal. Eat at Cedar House or Parkside Pizza for dinner. 

          7:30 PM- Head to Yosemite Village to hang out (Degnan's or Pizza deck)

Tuesday JULY 16

TIME: 7AM- Breakfast/ 10 PM- Sleep in Tent Cabins

 ​          8AM- Stop at the Grocery for snacks and supplies. 

           9 AM- Walk or shuttle to stop 16, Happy Isles and nature center. Start the Mist Trail. 

           9:30 AM- Get to the footbridge and then continue to the top of Vernal Falls. 

           10- 11 AM- Clark Point and Granite Staircase. Head back. 

           11:30- Noon- Back at Half Dome Village/ Get lunch at choice restaurant. 

            

​            1:00 PM- Drive to Glacier Point. Hike to Sentinel Dome (1.5 hours).

            3:30 PM- Head to Wawona/ Explore area and Pioneer History Center. Check out buildings and blacksmith. 

            6 PM- Dinner at Big Trees Lodge Dining Room. 

            7 PM- Head back to Half Dome and Yosemite Village for free time. 

Wednesday JULY 17

TIME: 7AM- Breakfast/ 10 PM- Sleep in Tent Cabins

          8 AM- Drive to the Mariposa Grove in Wawona. Sequoia Forest. 

          9:30 AM- Begin the hike. Continue until we reach the museum. 

          NOON- Finish the hike. Head to El Cid, Mexican restaurant, or Sugar Pine Pizza. 

                        If short on time, we will eat at Base Camp Eatery back at camp. 

          2 PM- Head back and rent bikes. 

          3:30 PM- Ride to Mirror Lake. Hang out and free time. 

          6 PM- Return bikes and eat dinner. Eat at Degnan's. 


Thursday JULY 18

 

TIME: 7 AM- Breakfast/ 10 PM- Sleep in Tent Cabins

​           8 AM- Head to Tuolumne Meadows Area

           8:30 AM- Pick up lunch. Grilled items such as hamburgers. 

           9:30 AM- Olmsted Point for a quick stop and picture-taking. 

           10:00 AM- Tenaya Lake hike and BBQ grills or sandwich. 

           10- 11 AM- Hike      11- 12:30 PM- Lunch at lake. 

           12- 1;30- Swim but very cold. (May head to Bodie State Park and Ghost Towns- skip Pothole Dam. This takes 1 1/2 hours to get there. $8 fee. 2 PM- 4 PM. Then eat at Nellie's)

           2 PM- Drive to Tuolumne Meadows Area. 

           2:30- Pothole Dam Hike (May skip if needed). 

           4:30 PM- Head to Whoa Nellie Deli and Mono Lake. Visit Mono Lake Tufa Natural Preserve

           6 PM-  Eat at the deli. Steak, tacos, ribs, burgers, and salads with salmon. 

           7:00- 9 PM- Head back.


       

Friday JULY 19

 

TIME: 

          7AM- Breakfast/ 10 PM- Sleep in Tent Cabins

​          8 AM- Head to Bass Lake Boat Rentals and watersports. 

          9:45 AM- Arrival and start the boat trip! We have five hours reserved on the lake!

          2 PM- Lunch at Pines Village Pizza or Casa Valasco Mexican. Head to Bass Lake Recreation area.
         3- 5 PM- Free Time at the Park. 

          6 PM- Head to Ducey's on the Lake for a sunset dinner. 

          7- 9 PM- Head back to Camp and pack. 

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​JULY 20  TIME: 6AM- Rise and get ready to catch a plane home. Leave by 7 AM. 

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