Bright and early Wednesday morning, the OLC (Outdoor Leadership Course) group took off for Yosemite to begin their eight-day backpacking trip. We are looking forward to hearing about their great OLC adventure!
Aqua (our 2017 backpacking director) has planned a beautiful route through South Yosemite (Alder Creek to Ostrander Lake). Leading this trip are experienced OLC leader, Cappy, former GAC Backpacking Director, Mac, and Wolfie.
The OLC group spent the first few days of the session at main camp where they did team building activities, planned for their trip, and got oriented. The group will cover approximately 38 miles on their seven-night trip. A non-hiking rest day is planned to give their legs a break partway through the trip. They will return to camp on Wednesday, August 16, in time for some relaxing, camp activities and fun camp closure activities (dance, banquet, and appreciation campfire).
The weather appears to be terrific for the trip; however, they have packed tents and will always be prepared for rain or other unexpected weather conditions. At the higher elevations of their trip, they will likely see snow still on the ground (although it has been melting fast in these hot conditions).
We are so excited for our OLC group and can’t wait to hear about their adventure when they return next week!