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OAKHURST, CALIFORNIA

Thanksgiving in Yosemite: Celebration in the Sierra Nevada

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Program #16642RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Experience the serenity of Thanksgiving season in Yosemite. Relax, refresh and regroup before the seasonal rush in the “Queen of National Parks.” With a veteran Yosemite naturalist, study the park’s geology and the unique adaptations flora and fauna use to survive the harsh winters. After spending quiet evenings around cozy woodstove fires enveloped by the sounds of the season, return home recharged for the holidays.


Highlights

• Venture to serene and near-solitary areas of Yosemite with views of Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome and Cloud’s Rest mantled with snow. Stop at Tunnel View for your breathtaking first glimpse of Half Dome, and stand before natural marvels like El Capitan.
• On the floor of the valley, enjoy lunch at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel, examining its unique architecture and basketry up close.
• Enjoy a relaxing week of wine, dine, and daily celebration. On Thanksgiving day, enjoy our buffet and the options of joining in various activities, or relaxing with wonderful company.Other fine dining experiences include dinner at the Wawona Hotel and lunch at the Ahwahnee hotel.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day; some uneven terrain. Lodging 1,000 feet from dining hall and classrooms. Elevations of 3,100 feet

Date Notes
11/24/2014
In addition to lunch at the world famous Ahwahnee hotel, this specific program also includes dinner at the historic Wawona hotel in Southern Yosemite. Each day is filled with unique dining experiences, instruction from a park ranger, and free time to relax and enjoy our tranquil retreat center. It is a great idea to spend this holiday at ECCO, in the shadow of the Queen of National Parks.

Coordinated by Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst.


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5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
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