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Seasons of Magic in Yosemite: Splendor in the Sierra Nevada

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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Experience the ever-changing beauty of Yosemite National Park and the expansive Sierra Nevada on an extraordinary adventure. Feel the mist of Bridalveil Falls. Delight in your first glimpse of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley from historic Tunnel View. Learn about 19th-century artist Albert Bierstadt and his panoramic oil paintings. Walk among towering sequoia trees. Led by an exceptional storyteller, hear the history of this legendary landscape and delve into its geology, wildlife and vegetation during two fascinating field trips into Yosemite National Park.


• Stand before natural and manmade marvels like El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, Sentinel Bridge and Yosemite Falls.
• Walk trails that wind among giant sequoias, the world’s largest trees and some of the oldest living things on earth.
• Study Yosemite artists like Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and others, and visit the Ansel Adams Gallery and the Native American Village and Museum.

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Enjoy a three-night version of this program, "Yosemite Getaway" (#11785).

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Optional hiking up to three miles on gently sloping terrain. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

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This special program date offers a wonderful "wine and dine" experience. Special meals include lunch at the elegant Ahwahnee Hotel, Dinner at the historic Wawona Hotel, and a large Thanksgiving buffet on Thanksgiving day. Join us at ECCO for a wonderfully relaxing Thanksgiving day. Enjoy our serene grounds, take a short hike, join us for social hour, choose from various activities, choose to do nothing at all, and, of course, eat until you can`t eat any more!12/27/2016
Celebrate the New Year with style! Enjoy two field trips into Yosemite. Dine at the Awhahnee hotel for lunch and the Wawona hotel for a dinner. On New Year`s Eve, dress up a little and dine with us at ECCO. The night includes appetizer and drinks at the social, a lovely banquet dinner, DJ, dancing, games, relaxing, and a toast. Happy New Year!

Coordinated by Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
4 Performances


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