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Yosemite - Hiking and Camping - September 11, 2015

What: Yosemite - Hiking and Camping
When: September 11 - 13, 2015
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Cost: $60
SIC: Andrew Aguilar
Activity Coordinator: Matt Raschke


Camp out and hike in beautiful Yosemite Valley.  Troop 33 has reserved campsites in Upper Pines Campground.  Yosemite is an incredible location with amazing granite walls like El Capitan and Half Dome.  It is a national treasure, and only a few hours away.

One activity available is a hike to the top of Half Dome.  Troop 33 has obtained permits for this hike, but only scouts and adults in top hiking shape should sign up for this activity.  It is an extremely strenuous 16-mile hike, and the cable route up and down Half Dome is dangerous.  Scoutmaster approval will be required for all Half Dome hikers on this trip. 

Many other hiking activities are available, and all are spectacular.  At least one additional strenuous hike is proposed: Clouds Rest (a one-way 17-mile hike from Tenaya Lake down into the valley, summiting a ridge higher than Half Dome).

Fishing is also a possible activity, but you must have your own gear.  Adults and Scouts over 16 must also have a valid fishing license. 


Friday, Sept 11
  • Meet at LAUMC by 3:30pm, Leave by 4:00pm
  • Stop for dinner along the route (each driver's choice)
  • Arrive at Upper Pines Campground and set up camp (sites to be assigned)
  • Bring headlamp & please be quiet when setting up as it will be after 10pm
Saturday, Sept 12
  • Half Dome hikers leave by 6am
  • Everyone else - Patrol breakfast 7:30am
  • Patrols pack lunches for hikes
  • Hikes & Activities
  • Patrols cook and eat dinner 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Campfire(s)
  • Lights out/Quiet Hours 10pm
Sunday, Sept 13
  • Breakfast and pack up
  • Lunch on the road home
  • Arrive at LAUC between 2pm or 4pm


Matt Raschke,
Aug 24, 2015, 4:14 AM
Judy Bergwerk,
Apr 2, 2016, 11:23 AM
Peter Stanley,
Sep 4, 2015, 1:10 PM