Inspiration Point (Emerald Bay) at Lake Tahoe

Week 6

Weekend Gateway

After the Yosemite wildfire frenzy the week before, our short getaway to Lake Tahoe was a much-welcomed change.

The group of 12 of us set off for Tahoe from Stanford at 6 am in the morning and were welcomed by the peaceful scenery after the 4-hour drive. Located between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe offers a wide variety of sports activities in the summer such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and even jet skiing.

During our 2 days 1 night trip, we drove to different beaches and waterfalls to immerse in mother nature and we even had a go at swimming at the base of Eagle Falls and Lake Tahoe itself.

(Pro-tip: renting a kayak at King’s Beach for 4 hours cost 120USD so “sharing” the kayak would save you some money)


Let’s Go Giants!

Giants vs Cubs at Oracle Park San Francisco

Branner Hall organised a baseball trip to Oracle Park in San Francisco and a few of us got to catch the SF Giants in action as they played on home grounds for the baseball league. It was a rather eye-opening experience for us as it was the first time watching a sporting event in America for many of us. Majority of the audience in the stands were Giants fans so it was interesting to hear the crowd roar (and jeer at the Cubs) during the match.


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