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Sequoia National Park

During a random weekend in 3rd term, my boyfriend and I visited Sequoia National Park. It’s a 4 hour drive north, but it’s totally worth it. It was beautiful!

I rented gear from the Caltech Y for camping. It was only $9 for the weekend (Fri-Mon rental); the Caltech Y is super convenient for renting gear if you don’t have your own 🙂
This is our campsite!

We went on several different hikes around the area. There were huge waterfalls, green meadows, towering mountains, and roaring rivers. In certain areas, it was really foggy, and it seemed to be consistently foggy in those areas.

On one of our hikes, I saw a cute marmot! It was trying to take my food though, so I had to scare it away.

There are also beautiful lakes in Sequoia, in addition to the towering trees. In the lowlands, there are also lots of wildflowers — on a 1 hour hike, we probably saw 100+ different plants!

Maddie Wang ’19

Option: Computation & Neural Systems

House Affiliation: Page

Graduation Year: 2019

Madelyn is a sophomore majoring in Computation and Neural Systems (CNS) from Foster City, California. In her free time, she enjoys going to local coffee shops, making scrapbooks, playing catch, and sewing. At Caltech, she is involved in Robogals, plays cello in a chamber group, does research in a lab, and tutors at the Hixon Writing Center. Find her online @maddieiee on Instagram for more photos!