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BEGINS IN: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

California National Park Medley: From Giant Sequoias to Coast Redwoods

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Program #2811RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Richard from Coon Rapids, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/13/13 - 07/26/13
What a great program. To see all of these National Parks, and some California State Parks too in such a short time. The trip was wonderful. Very flexible with food options, nice lodges and hotels to stay in, and some free time to explore on your own. This trip was well organized and covers a lot of area in two weeks. The dosents were very informed and the people on the trip with me were all friendly and sociable. Very enjoyable experience.

Floyd from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 07/13/13 - 07/26/13
Wonderful trip with fantastic leaders--and an exceptional bus driver, Bob! The long distances were enlived by Pete's narrative--and jokes. The Haro's made all participants feel comfortable and welcomed. No better scenery in the US.

Susan from Sarver, PA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/13/13 - 07/26/13
this program was made fantastic by our leaders the Haro's. They enhanced the whole program with their expertise and input! Sue Scheib Przybylek

Patricia from Columbia, SC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/15/13 - 06/28/13
An excellent program. A lot of time spent on the bus but I knew going in it would be necessary in order to include so many interesting places. I enjoyed every minute. The Program Leaders and Driver kept us entertained all along the way. Highly recommend this trip to nature lovers.

Frances from Deland, FL Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 06/15/13 - 06/28/13
Outstanding program, well organized, thanks to Pete & Darlene our group leaders. The presenters at each location were enthusiastic and presented their expertise in an easy to understand format. Every day was special, and even some rain didn't keep us from seeing what we wanted to see. There is a lot of bus time, and some of it is over very windy mountain roads (took 2 hours to go 24 miles in one area), but our bus driver was excellent, thanks Bob.

Flora from Fernandina Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 06/15/13 - 06/28/13
This is a wonderful program.

Sister Carolyn from Green Bay, WI Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/15/13 - 06/28/13
The California National Parks Medley trip is a winner! Wonderful sites and terrific presenters! If you like nature, you'll enjoy this adventure!

Dennis from Durham, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/08/12 - 09/21/12
Program #2811RJ This program was an ambitious one in terms of territory covered and associated content. Nevertheless, it surpassed our lofty expectations, based on the geographic beauty and historical-cultural richness of this diverse part of CA. Besides this content, the program was also delivered by personable and knowledgeable leaders (Pete & Darlene Haro), which also included the bus driver (Bob). Field-trip guides, while generally younger than the tour leaders, were also generally competent and engaging. The final program actually included a number of interesting venues that were not included in the online itinerary for the program, which was already quite rich in content. We highly endorse this program to anyone who is willing to commit some long days and miles of driving for a rich payoff in experiencing the wonders of half of this very large and diverse state.

Kathy from Pasadena, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/16/12 - 06/29/12
Would take this trip all over again if given the chance. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. We saw so much; mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, deserts, volcanoes, the ocean, and learned so much about these areas, the geography, environment, animals, the people and the history. Many interesting speakers and guides educated us, including Frank Helling as John Muir, Frank Mullen’s enthralling description of the Donner Party, Lindsay Black in Sequoia, and naturalist David Lukas’ informative nature walks in Yosemite. We stopped at national, state and county parks and forests, large and small, and many places in between including museums, Shasta Dam, a botanical garden, a lighthouse, old Spanish mission, and wonderful little towns like Weaverville and Mendocino. We were able to take nature walks in places like Sequoia, Yosemite, Lassen, Taylor Creek, the Redwoods, and Pt. Cabrillo lighthouse; and we took a cruise on Lake Tahoe. Lodging was comfortable; we especially enjoyed Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and Mendocino Hotel. Food was very good and plentiful, with a variety of cafes and restaurants visited. Boxed lunches were always quite good, plus added the opportunity to picnic in beautiful parks. EduQuest really provided an excellent program. Our very organized and experienced guide, Barbara Crossland, along with Pat Furman and Bob Law, our super bus driver, made this trip the incredible experience it was. They had so much knowledge of the areas we visited, and their warmth and friendliness made the trip a totally positive experience. Definitely give this trip 5 stars!



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13 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
2 Performances

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