Backpacking the Catalina Island Trail (US)
Dates: Sunday, April 10th – Friday, April 15th
Location: Catalina Island, CA
Price Range: $1400-$1700
Theme: Outdoors Adventure
Situated around 20 miles off the coast of Southern California, the small archipelago known as The Channel Islands afford stunning opportunities for outdoor lovers. This EBC experience will highlight the beauty of Santa Catalina Island, one of the largest and most beautiful islands in the region. We will depart by ferry from the beaches of Los Angeles before embarking on a four-day backpacking and camping excursion on the Trans-Catalina Trail. The trail winds its way from up from scenic beach coves to the mountainsides and backpackers will enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and wildlife such as eagles, bison, and foxes. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to visit the island’s largest town, Avalon, to learn more about the rich biodiversity and cultural history of The Channel Islands. This experience will require students to be comfortable hiking between 5 and 10 miles a day while carrying 30-40 pounds of their personal gear, as well as camping outdoors with limited facilities.