Pictured: The Crimson practices as the sun lowers over Palo Alto. More photos are available in the photo gallery.
PALO ALTO, Calif.--The Harvard field hockey team made the cross-country trip Thursday for its weekend games against No. 17 Stanford and California.
Following an early-morning departure from Boston Logan International Airport, the Crimson got a taste of the West Coast at In-N-Out Burger and later took the field for a practice at Stanford.
Harvard takes on the Cardinal Friday evening before traveling to Berkeley to meet the California Golden Bears Sunday afternoon.
Check out a video from Harvard's first day in California below or view photos from the day in this photo gallery.