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California National Park Medley: From Giant Sequoias to Coast Redwoods

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Program #2811RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
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.
Annette from Akron, OH Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 10/04/14
This is our 11th RS trip and they just keep getting better and better! Come on this tour and meet John Muir. Really!

Carol from Bryan, TX Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 10/04/14
The Road Scholar California National Park Medley from Giant Sequoias to Coast Redwoods was excellent. One can see a lot and learn a lot while having a good time getting to know the leaders and meeting others who are interested in this educational "treat"

Polly from Auburn, GA Number of programs attended: 40
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/20/14
This was a vry busy, active program that gave a very complete and close up view of the National Parks in Northern California. I thought it was well done because we really were able to get into the parks and see them up close and personal. We even saw a real black bear and a real wild elk up close and personal but from a safe distance.

Donice from Virginia Beach, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/28/14
Everyday was a new adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed. We saw beautiful, awe inspiring National and State parks, took hikes and nature walks, visited museums and historical places of interest and much more. This educational tour was greatly enhanced by the inclusion of very knowledgable, interesting guides that specialized in the ecology and history of the areas we visited. We enjoyed good food, accommodations, weather, and congenial fellow travelers. Our group leaders, Darlene and Pete Haro are professional, knowledgable, humorous and caring. They, along with our conscientious , courteous bus driver, Tom Trauntvein, added to our comfort and enjoyment. I endorse this program enthusiastically!

George from Vienna, VA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/28/14
This is a fantastic trip. The group leaders we had, Pete and Darlene, were great. They are well organized, very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The bus driver we had, Tom, was a California surfer "dude" who was an excellent driver and helped everyone out. The sights and hikes on the trip were excellent. It had been a lifelong dream of mine to visit Yosemite and that alone was worth the trip. The accommodations were good to excellent. I highly recommend this trip.

Lauren from Sarasota, FL Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/28/14
The wide variety of sights to see made this trip very satisfying. The pace was rigorous, because we covered almost 1900 miles, but our group leaders and bus driver had the timing down well. We arrived on schedule and had very little wait time at any of the museums, national parks and other places of interest. Docents were usually waiting for us, and areas in restaurants were reserved for us. The group leaders were very sensitive to the needs of the group, and the group itself was very congenial. A few of our hotels did not have elevators, but fortunately, most of the group got rooms on lower floors. We had some outstanding meals, and some free time here and there to explore on our own, relax and process what we were seeing.

Anne from Orlando, FL Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/28/14
This is a wonderful program! We were blessed to have excellent group leaders, an outstanding bus driver, a very congenial group of participants AND pretty nice weather for most of the trip. The national parks are spectacular but some stops we knew nothing about beforehand were such nice surprises.

Ingrid from Pompano Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/28/14
If you want to see the natural beauty of California's national parks don't hesitate to join this program. ih/June 2014

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!

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13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
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16 Field trips
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