California 2022

This Land is (Y)our Land: Exploring Public Lands in the American West: California
The US Federal Government owns 30% of the land in the United States. How is this land used? What are the indigenous histories of this land? Who has access to this land today? In this program, participants explore issues of water rights, drilling, river conservation, drought, native lands, and recreation through immersion in some of the US’s most spectacular public lands such as Joshua Tree, Death Valley National Park, and Yosemite.

Day Eight: San Francisco

Our final morning in California began with a team breakfast on the outskirts of Yosemite. We brought a piece of Sis and Jasmine with us in the form of delicious huckleberry jam, which they gave us as a parting gift. From breakfast, we boarded our charter bus for our day trip to San Francisco! Our … More Day Eight: San Francisco

Day Five: Death Valley Pt. 2

Our first sleep in Death Valley felt vastly different than our nights in Joshua Tree. The warmth of the nights air and the twinkling sky called for open tents, if you even made it there. Some opted for sleeping pads and bags right outside! Not a bad choice for a gorgeous evening. The morning was … More Day Five: Death Valley Pt. 2

Day Three: Joshua Tree Pt. 2

Who needs an alarm clock when you have the sounds of nature to wake you? Our day started with the sun peaking over the mountains and into our tents while the moon hung around to say hello! Our awesome breakfast crew got right to work, helping us fuel up before our first hike of the … More Day Three: Joshua Tree Pt. 2

Day Two: Joshua Tree Pt. 1

Team California kicked off day two of our West Coast adventure with a stellar breakfast before departing our hotel in Los Angeles. (We highly recommend grabbing a bite at Egg Tuck anytime in you’re in Koreatown!) Roughly two hours separated us from Joshua Tree, but a breathtakingly gorgeous bus ride made the time fly by. … More Day Two: Joshua Tree Pt. 1