Exploring Yosemite and Northern California

At Dragonfly, students engage in adventure based trips throughout the year to explore new edges, deepen peer relationships, and develop self-confidence to try new experiences. This year Brittany “B.C.” Carter’s caseload traveled down to Yosemite National Park where we camped and explored the beautiful landscape together.

Some of our more noteworthy experiences within the park included the hikes we took to Glacier Point, which overlooks the famous El Capitan Adventure Based Trips - Dragonfly Transitionsand Half Dome. We also visited Vernal Falls, which displays the light of a continuously shifting rainbow and the riverbed of Yosemite Falls. We then went rock-climbing within the park, which was an epic experience!

After exploring the park for several days, we piled back into the vans and headed to San Francisco where the group explored the city by tandem bicycle, visited the friendly otters at the Aquarium, and grabbed lunch at the food trucks and farmer’s market by the Bay. We also played around at the gigantic Exploratorium interactive exhibit which was “so big you couldn’t see everything in one day,” followed by dinner at Delancey’s and a creepy history tour at The San Francisco Dungeon. You might think that this would signal the end of the trip but no, there was one more stop on the way back up to Klamath Falls: the Out ‘N About Treehouse Treesort.

Adventure Based Trips - Dragonfly TransitionsThat’s right, the group spent the final two nights living it up (literally!) in treehouse bedrooms. Boasting rooms at heights of over 35ft this one-of-a-kind, family-owned bed and breakfast also hosts a full zip-line course, an opportunity that many people in the group loved. There was even a 50ft tall “Tarzan swing!” for those who wanted to take the experience to the next level.
The trip was an amazing group adventure that brought us all closer together. It was summed up well by one student who aptly kept repeating, “BEST. TRIP. EVER”


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