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Four Jewels: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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Donna Cover Sep 24, 2015 at 06:13 PM

Would love to chat with anyone going on the Four Jewels program next week.

Sylvia Feinman Sep 02, 2015 at 11:36 PM

This is the first time (Sept. 2) that I've seen your message. Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, I had a health problem two weeks ago and had to cancel the trip for now. I hope you enjoy the adventure.

Sylvia Feinman Jun 19, 2015 at 10:39 PM

I'm going on September 18. Anyone else going then?
Sondra Dutton Aug 18, 2015 at 04:46 PM

Yes, see you then.

Donna Cover Jun 19, 2015 at 03:05 PM

My husband and I are also going in October. From where will you be flying, Gladys and Ed?

Gladys Maguire Apr 17, 2015 at 01:46 PM

My husband and I are going in October 2015. Who else is signed up?
Ed Mihich May 26, 2015 at 05:18 PM

My wife Fran and I are taking this trip. Look forward to meeting you in LA.
Gladys Maguire Sep 24, 2015 at 07:02 PM

We are excited about this adventure too

Sylvia Feinman Mar 12, 2015 at 04:09 AM

Thanks for the encouragement about dealing with high temperatures in Death Valley. I had wonderful experience with the RS tour of Yellowstone and am looking forward to the California parks.

Carole Leadbeater Mar 11, 2015 at 05:34 PM

We enjoyed the program including Death Valley in Sept 2013. Yes, it was 104+ daytime, but a good hotel and pool to relax after the coach daytrips. I'll post my photos from the early a.m. dune hike which I highly recommend. Carole Leadbeater

Sylvia Feinman Mar 11, 2015 at 05:02 PM

I'm going on this trip in September 2015. Wasn't expecting to hear that Death Valley would be 104 degrees. Anyone have anything comforting to say?

Marian Zelasky Sep 02, 2015 at 04:52 PM

Marian Zelasky Sep 02, 2015 at 05:06 PM

I am going in two days. Death valley can't be as hot as the deserts of Egypt from Cairo down to 25 miles north of the Sudan border. Loose fitting long pants and long sleeve shirts plus a big brimmed hat kept us relatively cooler.

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