SPOT – Mountains

SPOT 2011-1

The SPOT Mountain trips will take you out into the beautiful California wilderness for a five-day backpacking or base camping trip. We transport you to an amazing location in either the northern Sierras or Southern Cascades where you and your groups will be able to explore beautiful mountain lakes and hike up and be treated to scenic vistas.

Base Camp

  • Groups of 10-12
  • Led by Stanford Students
  • Day Hikes
  • Swimming in Alpine Lakes
  • SPOTLights
  • Calzones on Camp Stoves
  • Stargazing
  • Possible locations:  Lassen National Park, Plumas National Forest, Donner Summit Backcountry

Back Packing

  • Groups of 8-10
  • Led by Stanford Students
  • Backpack 4-7 miles a day
  • Swimming Alpine lakes
  • SPOT lights
  • Calzones on Camp Stoves
  • Stargazing
  • Possible locations:  Lassen National Park, Plumas National Forest, Donner Summit Backcountry

Check out the  California Mountains Welcome Packet here, which includes arrival logistics, important dates, and the gear list.

Sample Schedule:  Lassen BaseCamp

DateActivities
Sept 13Arrive Stanford check in to SPOT, get to know your SPOT leaders and members of group, organize gear and food, Pizza party, camp on Roble Field
Sept 14Depart campus early for your SPOT destination. Once you arrive your will set up camp and begin to form new friendships that will last your whole Stanford career
Sept 15HIking options for the day, SPOTlights
Sept 16Get up early to watch sunrise form the top of a volcanic cinder cone, spend the afternoon by the a mountain lake
Sept 17More SPOTlights, games, hikes, stargazing, learn how to make calzones on your camp stove
Sept 18Solo reflection time by a mountain lake, skits, songs, celebrate your last night in the mountains
Sept 19Wake up early, board the buses back to Stanford. Shower and get ready for slide shown and Tostada party on Roble Field
Sept 20NSO begins at 8:00am. YOu will be escorted to you res. hall by your SPOT leader and ready to begin life at Stanford with 11 new SPOT friends.

 

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