My colleagues and I were lucky enough to bring 47 AWESOME students from the THS Newcomers Academy to Yosemite for a cultural experience they won't soon forget. Our trip had originally been planned for late-March, but had to be postponed thanks to an epic atmospheric river storm that delivered over seven inches of rain to the foothills and washed out several roads near Yosemite.
The postponement was very much worth the wait. The students got to experience Yosemite at its grandest. Clear blue skies, torrents of water leaping off of every cliff, chutes of supple green grass filling-in the valleys and... squirrels. Except for the five students who are in our WildLink club, this was *everyone's* first time in Yosemite. If smiles on kids' faces make you happy, you'll definitely want to scroll through the pics in the album!
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Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.