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OAKHURST, CALIFORNIA

Yosemite at Her Wintertime Best by Snowshoe

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Program #21317RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
The wilderness of Yosemite is an arresting gem in any season, and the drama of its landscapes may be no better appreciated than in the glistening quiet of winter. In this Queen of the National Parks, where snow transforms already famous views into breathtaking spectacles, local experts and National Park Service professionals will lead you by snowshoe to views, valleys, meadows and groves rarely seen by the average winter visitor. Along the way, a sports instructor and Yosemite historian will be on hand to provide a culturally and naturally rich adventure while safely leading your skiing and snowshoeing exploits in the park. This unforgettable journey concludes lunch at the historic Ahwahnee hotel followed by a historical tour of the acclaimed property.


Highlights

• Snowshoe the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia, home to the world’s largest plants by mass.
• On a bus field trip to Yosemite Valley, stop at famous landmarks and overlooks like Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan Meadows and the historic Ahwahnee hotel.
• Snowshoe Yosemite's higher elevation back county which boast spectacular, rarely seen views.

Program Notes

All rental equipment included in program. Consider bringing water resistant snow boots, pants, jacket and gloves.

Activity Notes

Snowshoeing acclimation hike up to eight miles on wide, well-traveled, packed snow paths; elevation gain around 400 ft with beginning elevation at 5,000 ft. Second snowshoe hike off the maintained trail, into Yosemite back country with possibility of powder snow and rolling hills. Elevation gain around 300 ft. with beginning elevation over 7,000 ft. and up to eight hours outside in potentially freezing temperatures on all field days.

Coordinated by Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst.


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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
3 Performances

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