Yosemite Contacts & Itinerary

Last Minute Yosemite Trip Information

Sunday Update: The weather is predicted to be colder than normal for this time of the year, with nighttime lows down to 28 (below freezing), and a 40% chance of rain on Wed, with snow on the valley rim. Check out this NOAA Link for the most recent info. Here’s a webcam picture from this afternoon. Brrrrr.

Our trip is upon us! Here is some last minute information for you.

  1. Be at Adelante at 7:50 AM on Monday morning, May 30 (Memorial Day). We will pack up the bus, and leave about 8:15. Be on time, because the bus will not wait if anyone is late!
  2. Be sure you have everything on the equipment list, including sleeping bag, pillow, day pack, clothing, etc. People often forget toothbrushes, hats, two 1-quart water bottles, and pajamas. Check the list. If you need a copy of the equipment list, go to the Yosemite tab on my web page: chris618.wordpress.com
  3. Bring money for souvenirs, and a phone card if you wish your child to phone home on Wednesday or Thursday.
  4. You may take your belongings in any kind of bag you wish. I do NOT recommend wheeled suitcases because the wheels will break on the rocks. We may need to carry our bags up to ¼ mile.
  5. For Monday and Tuesday while we are at Crane Flat, there will be no showers available. The ground is saturated with water, there is standing snow in places, and the septic system is full of water. Sigh. Showers will be available in Curry Village for our last 2 days of the trip.
  6. I will be leaving early on Thursday in order to attend my daughter’s high school graduation at Woodside High School at 10AM on Friday. Maestro Ramon will be arriving on Thursday to take my place and maintain our 6 chaperones.
  7. On Friday when we return, Maestra Anna will be calling Directora Linda with our expected arrival time. We should be at Adelante between 6-7PM. Please be early so that your tired child (and teacher!) doesn’t have to wait for you in the parking lot.

Información de última hora sobre el trayecto a Yosemite

¡Tenemos el viaje encima! Aquí tiene alguna información de última hora para usted.

1. Lleguen a  Adelante a las 7:50 AM en la mañana del lunes 30 de mayo (Memorial Day). Vamos a empacar el autobús y a salir alrededor de las 8:15. ¡Llegue a tiempo porque el autobús no va a esperar si alguien llega tarde!
2. Asegúrese de tener todo lo necesario que aparece en la lista, incluyendo un saco de dormir, almohada, mochila, ropa, etc La gente a menudo olvida cepillos, sombreros, dos botellas de agua de 1 litro y pijamas. Revise la lista. Si necesita una copia de la lista de material, vaya a la pestaña de Yosemite en mi página web: chris618.wordpress.com

3. Traer dinero para los recuerdos, y una tarjeta de teléfono si desea que su hijo de llamar a casa el miércoles o el jueves.
4. Puede llevar sus pertenencias en cualquier tipo de bolsa que deseen. Yo NO recomiendo maletas con ruedas, porque las ruedas se rompen en las rocas. Es posible que tengamos que andar con  nuestro equipaje hasta ¼ de milla.
5. Para el lunes y el martes, mientras que estamos en Crane Flat, no habrá duchas disponibles. El suelo está saturado con agua, hay nieve en algunos los lugares y el sistema séptico está lleno de agua. Las duchas estarán disponibles en Curry Village durante los 2 últimos días de nuestro viaje

6. Voy a volverme el jueves para asistir a la graduación de mi hija en la escuela secundaria a las 10 de la mañana el viernes en Woodside High School. Maestro Ramón va a llegar el jueves para tomar mi lugar y mantener a nuestros seis acompañantes.
7. El viernes cuando volvamos, Maestra Anna irá llamando a la Directora Linda para confirmar la hora de llegada. Deberíamos llegar a Adelante entre las 6 y 7 de la tarde. Por favor, llegue temprano para que su niño/a cansado/a (¡y maestra!) no tengan que esperar en el estacionamiento.

Call Directora Linda for our exact arrival time on Friday: 

      Contact Info While We Are In Yosemite


Adelante (updated daily): 482-5999

Yosemite Institute: 209-379-9511 (business hours)

Adelante School

Yosemite Institute Itinerary 2011

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

8:00am       Coach arrives at Adelante. Load luggage.

8:20am     Load onto coach and leave Adelante

10:30am       Stop for picnic lunch at Stanislaus Riverside park near Oakdale

2:30pm       Arrive at Tunnel View for Yosemite Valley overview

2:45pm       Drive back to valley for short walk to base of Bridal Veil Fall

4:00pm       Arrive at YI camp at Crane Flat

Student orientation by YI staff

Move belongings into large bunkhouse and relax

5:30pm       Dinner in the dining hall

6:30pm       Evening program: Movie: The Spirit of Yosemite

8:00pm       Free time

9:00pm       Bedtime

Tuesday, May 31

7:15am     Sleep in late. Get up / get ready / assemble backpacks for the day

8:00am     Breakfast in the dining hall

9:00am     Clean up camp

9:30am     Meet our YI guides. Full day hike to Tuolumne Grove Giant Redwoods

4:00pm       Return to Crane Flat for down time / games

5:30pm       Assemble for dinner in dining hall

7:00pm       Twilight Walk with YI instructors

8:00pm       Free time

9:00pm       Bedtime

Wednesday, June 1

7:15am     Sleep in late again. Get up / pack up everything for trip to the valley

8:00am     Breakfast in the dining hall

9:00am     Clean up camp

9:30am     Half hour bus trip to Curry Village in Yosemite Valley

10:00am       Place all luggage in luggage storage cabin

10:15am       Begin full day in Yosemite Valley with YI instructors

4:00pm       Return to Curry Village for down time / showers / games

5:00pm       Assemble and walk to dinner in dining hall

7:15pm       1.5 mile walk to Park Headquarters auditorium

8:00pm       Evening program: “Birds”

9:00pm       1.5 mile night walk back to Curry Village

9:30pm       Arrive at Curry Village. Bedtime

Thursday, June 2

6:00am     Get up at regular time / showers / get ready / assemble backpacks for the day

6:45am     Walk to breakfast in Curry Village

8:30am     Begin full day in Yosemite Valley with YI instructors

4:00pm       Return to Curry Village for down time / showers / games

5:00pm       Assemble and walk to dinner in dining hall

6:15pm       Walk 1.5 miles to Park Headquarters

7:00pm       Private campfire program at Valley Campfire with YI instructors

8:30pm       Night hike back to Curry Village

9:00pm       Arrive at Curry Village. Bedtime

Friday, June 3

6:00am     Get up / showers / pack up for trip home

6:45am     Walk to breakfast in Curry Village

8:30am     Begin final half day of instruction with YI instructors

1:00pm       Return to bus in parking lot. Load to go home.

2:00pm       Depart from Yosemite.

7:00pm       Arrive at Adelante School



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