SPOT Pinnacles Trips

The SPOT Pinnacles National Park trips will provide opportunities to hike, explore talus caves and learn to rock climb. Our participants are first time campers, hikers,  and climbers and our leaders are excited to facilitate an enjoyable pre-orientation outing.

Trip Highlights

  • Group Size of 10-12 students
  • Led by Stanford Students
  • Day Hikes
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tent Camping
  • SPOTlights
  • Stargazing
  • Calzones on a camp stove

Sample Schedule

  • September 8: Arrive Stanford check in to SPOT, get to know your SPOT leaders and members of group, organize gear and food, Pizza party, camp on Roble Field
  • September 9: Depart campus early for your SPOT destination. Once you arrive your will set up camp and begin to form new friendships that will last your whole Stanford career
  • September 10: Hiking options for the day, SPOTlights
  • September 11: Get up early to watch sunrise form the top of a volcanic cinder cone, spend the afternoon by the a mountain lake
  • September 12: Solo reflection time by a mountain lake, skits, songs, celebrate your last night in the mountains
  • September 13: Wake up early, board the buses back to Stanford. Shower and get ready for slide shown and Tostada party on Roble Field
  • September 14: NSO begins at 8:00am. You will be escorted to you res. hall by your SPOT leader and ready to begin life at Stanford with 11 new SPOT friends.