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SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST, CALIFORNIA

A High Sierra Wilderness Adventure

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Program #4808RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Step out of the daily hustle and bustle to experience nature at its best in the John Muir Wilderness, the highly protected natural area that contains the most spectacular and highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Explore the high country with local experts, examining hot springs, alpine meadows, igneous and metamorphic rock formations, rushing streams, and evidence of glacial activity.


Highlights

• Learn to identify wildflowers and native grasses as well as a variety of trees, shrubs, birds and other fauna.
• Discuss the history of the region including Native American presence, early explorations, ranching, Basque herders and the creation of man-made lakes.
• Unwind with a dip in nearby hot springs or a sunrise yoga class facing the mountains.

Activity Notes

Hiking four miles with an elevation gain of 600 feet to reach base camp. Additional short hikes and optional longer hikes in a wilderness environment.

Coordinated by Lost Valley Pack Station.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jul 28 — Aug 2, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences

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5
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