Fall 2019: An Adventure from Start to Finish

Keeping tradition alive, 37 students signaled the end of their summer and kicked off their Caltech adventure on the Y-Hike Pre-Orientation Adventure Trip. The venue for this year’s Y-Hike, organized and led by current Caltech students, was one of the most spectacular places on the planet - Yosemite National Park. A little over half of the participants chose to camp in and hike from the valley, while the others were divided into two small groups for some wilderness backpacking before joining the larger group back in the valley for the remainder of the trip. As in the past, the Y-Hike included new and returning students, undergraduate and graduate students, women and men, and a full range of skill levels, from the novice to the seasoned adventurer.