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Belle Stafford Dec 26, 2015 at 02:35 PM

Anyone going on this trip tomorrow, Dev. 27th?

Elizabeth Snead Sep 21, 2015 at 03:30 PM

Read today on the ECCO webpage that Hume Lake has been evacuated. I have no idea how close this is to Yosemite. Anybody else know?
Clifford Logan Oct 04, 2015 at 03:03 PM

55 miles southeast of ECCO
Elizabeth Snead Oct 04, 2015 at 03:30 PM

Thanks, Clifford. I talked to the associate at ECCO and she told me the fire is not that close to them plus it is now 85% contained. They haven't even smelled smoke for over a week. I think we will be okay. Also the road that was closed is not the one we take from Fresno. Rt. 41 is not closed.

Martha Robertson Sep 02, 2015 at 04:49 PM

Hi. I'm attending 'Seasons of Magic/Yosemite' Oct. 25-30, and I'd love to share car rental or a cab with a fellow scholar. I arrive at Fresno airport from StL 11:38 a Oct. 25; depart on Oct 30 4:15 p. Please post if this is a possibility for you; we can talk in more detail FB or e-mail. Thanks.
Elizabeth Snead Sep 03, 2015 at 10:45 AM

I'd love to share. lizsnead@gmail.com My flight gets in at noon. My departure
Elizabeth Snead Sep 03, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Departure time doesn't match yours. I depart at 12:30 so will have to leave early.
Kathleen Ann Kurz Oct 12, 2015 at 05:42 PM

Martha - My daughter and I will be arriving around noon on Sunday. We are staying over at a motel near the airport so anytime Friday is good to return for us. Do you still want to share taxi, rental.
Kathleen Ann Kurz Oct 12, 2015 at 05:46 PM

Elizabeth Snead Oct 20, 2015 at 09:47 AM

I have reserved a car at Budget car rental. We should just meet there. My pick-up time is noon. My drop off time on Friday is 4:00. Just bring a check to repay me and we will work out the finances then. Total cost is $152.45.
Kathleen Ann Kurz Oct 20, 2015 at 04:08 PM

Let's do it.
Elizabeth Snead Oct 20, 2015 at 05:21 PM

I told Martha Robertson and she liked the idea, too. Please share your cell phone # so if we get separated we can locate each other. Mine is 804-310-2353.
Kathleen Ann Kurz Oct 20, 2015 at 07:41 PM

Kathleen Ann 281 840 3161

Elizabeth Snead Aug 29, 2015 at 11:28 AM

What happens if fires prevent us from traveling from Fresno to the hotel site?

Richard Smith Aug 27, 2015 at 11:46 PM

Are forest fires a concern in the month of August?

Premium Email Subscriber Jul 20, 2015 at 07:39 PM

I am joining the August 23rd Yosemite program. Anyone else going? Getting into Fresno airport around 11:30 a.m.

Janine Breadmore Feb 04, 2015 at 03:16 AM

Have just heard from the people at ECCO that the april 5th 2015 trip has been cancelled. No word from Roads Scholar themselves. What gives???

Premium Email Subscriber Sep 21, 2014 at 05:24 PM

Georganna, thanks for writing. Hope you have a wonderful time!!! Looking forward to hearing from you.
Georgianna Thomas Oct 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Georgianna Thomas Oct 12, 2014 at 10:18 PM

would love to speak with you about single travel - why don't you send me your email address and we can chat?

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