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Yosemite and Death Valley Trek 19th – 26th April 2018

| 19 Apr 2018

Spend a relaxing Shabbat with like-minded trekkers in North Las Vegas.

Hike down to the lowest point in North America at Death Valley and explore the highest peaks and waterfalls of Yosemite, whilst camping under the stars.

Finish on a high celebrating your accomplishment in San Francisco.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Day 3 

Arrive at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur Hotel, North Las Vegas and enjoy an Israeli Yom Haatzma’ut Feast. Take part in optional activities (to be paid separately) such as horseriding in the Nevada Desert, shooting, enjoying the sites of the famous Las Vegas strip or simply bonding with the group. Spend a relaxing Shabbat together, with hospitality from the local Chabad.

Day 4 

Start the journey by visiting Death Valley, the hottest, driest National Park in the USA. Trail through Dantes View with panoramic, otherworldly scenes of Devil’s Golf Course salt flats. Climb up to Coffin Peak and down to Badwater Basin the lowest point in North America.

In the evening, sleep in canvas tents at our base camp, Half Dome Village.

DISTANCE: 9.6km (6miles)

Day 5 

A challenging ascent, the equivalent of climbing more than two Empire State Buildings to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls (739m). Experience the phenomenal views of the waterfall and park below. Changing pace in the afternoon, we visit El Capitan Meadow and trek the valley floor.

DISTANCE: 12km (7.6miles)

Day 6 

Fuel up for a strenuous hike to Vernal Falls via the Mist Trail, feel the spray as we pass three

cascading waterfalls and a series of pristine natural pools. Disappearing into the woods, we arrive at a sheer granite shelf above the roaring Nevada Falls, where we will stop for lunch and return to the village in the late afternoon.

DISTANCE: Choose 4.8km or 11km (3 or 7 miles)

Day 7 

Our final trek will be to tackle the perfectly named, Inspiration Point. Head off the beaten track on a short, but steep uphill hike, promising incredible and historical views.

DISTANCE: 4.2km (2.6miles)

Day 7 – Day 8 

Drive to San Francisco to enjoy your amazing achievement with a celebratory team dinner. You will spend the night at the Comfort Inn by the Bay in San Francisco. Indulge in a free morning to explore San Francisco before your return flight home (or extend your stay at your own cost).

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For more information please email sarahj@campsimcha.org.uk