High Sierra Hiking Adventure

Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2023

$220 students / $260 non-students

Explore the High Sierra’s with ASI Poly Escapes on this epic hiking adventure! From beautiful meadows to shear granite cliff faces, this adventure is sure to impress as you venture through Inyo National Forrest and some of the most beautiful mountains on the planet.


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Skill Level: Intense

Activity Level: Intermediate

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the Eastern Sierra Mountains
  • Views of Mount Whitney
  • Car camping at the base of the Sierras
  • Star gazing
  • Gorgeous sunrises
  • Snow
  • Hiking

Potential teachable moments:

  • Leave No Trace ethics
  • Geological history of mountain formation
  • Indigenous Peoples history for Paiute, Shoshone, and Timbisha.


  • This trip will include up to eight hours of hiking at high elevations in cold weather.
  • A pre-trip meeting will be held in the weeks prior to the trip. Participants will receive confirmation of a pre-trip date and time after registering.


  • Hiking experience preferred. Hikers do not need to have mountain climbing experience, but this should not be one of the first few hikes.
  • Comfort in the outdoors and at elevation.
  • Experience/comfort hiking in the snow is strongly preferred.

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Group gear: pots, pans, stoves, water filters, tents, maps, GPS, first aid kits, camp tools.
  • Meals: Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday breakfast, lunch.
  • Snowshoes

What to Bring

  • Backpack for day hiking; 25L minimum
  • Sleeping bag (preferably 0 degree)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamp
  • At least 2L of water carrying capacity.
  • Quart-sized bag of personal snacks.
  • Warm upper and lower layers.
  • Active clothes for hiking.
  • Rain jacket
  • Camp clothes
  • Sturdy weatherproof hiking shoes
  • Warm thick wool socks
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
Need Rental Equipment?

The Rental Center at the Cal Poly Recreation Center has all of the gear you need for your next adventure! ASI Poly Escapes trip participants receive a 50% discount with your reservation. Explore our selection online, then come down to the Rental Center to equip your trip.

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