From this week's Print Edition South Pasadena High School Seniors Brave Yosemite By South Pasadena Contributor - June 14, 2019 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Driving up to get to Half Dome Village. At this point we had been in a bus since very early in the morning and this was this first thing we got to see outside of the bus. As you can see it was extremely beautiful, and not long after this photo was taken it began to snow. Perfect way to the start of the trip. Our campsite. It was so beautiful waking up to this. The sun was shining and for someone like me who has never seen snow before, this was really a great first experience. Everyone had great attitudes, even though most everything was covered in snow. Seniors Jack Campbell and Jonathan Oyaga overlooking Yosemite Point. The hike to this area was everyone’s favorite. The snow had melted, the sun was shining and we had time to just sit down and soak in the beauty that is Yosemite. It was really wonderful. Overlooking Yosemite Falls. Seniors Harrison Chun, Teddy Baker, Mei Maguire, Jade Li and SPHS Activities Director Casey Shotwell. This trip was really beautiful, but it was also great getting to talk to people that you have gone to school with for 10 years but have never really connected with. I think this photo really conveys the chemistry in our group and reminds me of all the great conversations we had on the back country. Climbing up to Eagle’s Peak, which is a lookout point at 7,700 feet of elevation. The hike up to it was a little over two miles long, but when there is snow, it can make that 2 miles feel more like 8 miles, especially when all trails are covered with a decent amount of snow. That day was really hard, but once we got up to the top and saw smiles on each other’s faces it made it all worth it.