Expedition: August 2008

August 2008 group photo
A cold frame is a miniature greenhouse.

In August of 2008 students from Sir Francis Drake High School built an insulated cold frame at the University of California’s White Mountain Research Station (elevation 12,470’)

This one is higher than any other test plot, greenhouse, cold frame, farm, or garden in California. In fact, it may be the highest cultivated place in all of North America.
University of California's White Mountain Research Station
University of California’s White Mountain Research Station
Our team consisted of Monica Dreitcer, Matt Gabel, Meredith Goebel, Christine Quach, Mika Weinstein (students), Ray Goebel (parent) and Michael Wing (teacher). We installed it August 14-17, 2008. (We slept and ate at the UC’s Crooked Creek facility (elev. 10,000’):
We also saw the ancient bristlecone pines and climbed 14,246′ White Mountain Peak.

This project was featured on the front page of the Marin Independent Journal on September 4, 2008.

girls at crooked creek August 2008
At Crooked Creek Station


van on way to Barcroft Station August 2008
On the way to Barcroft Station, White Mountains, CA