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Share an American Icon With Your Grandchild: Yosemite National Park

Program Number: 21069RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/21/2013 - 7/26/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Burlingame, California
Price starting at: $1,225.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; National Parks
Intergenerational
Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 12 years of age.

Yosemite National Park is a must-see for nature enthusiasts — and it’s an incredible national treasure to share with your grandchild. Experience all that Yosemite has to offer from the Valley floor to the High Sierras. Walk the trails with park naturalists and hear from a local rock climbing expert. Enjoy the park’s majestic scenery on a mule ride adventure. “Capture” the beauty of this national park during an art session led by professional artists.




Highlights

• Join a naturalist for an exploration of Yosemite’s greatest wonders, including El Capitan, Bridal Veil Fall and Yosemite Falls.
• Travel along Tioga Pass Road and enjoy a picnic lunch at Tenaya Lake.
• Capture the iconic view of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan and Half Dome from historic Tunnel View.



Activity Particulars

Elevations of 4,000-8,000 ft; Hiking up to five miles with elevation gains of 500 feet; Two hour mule ride, suitable for beginners.




Date Specific Information

7-21-2013

River rafting on the Merced River subject to water levels at the time of the program. If water levels prohibit float trip, an alternate activity will be substituted.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Burlingame (close to SFO airport), 1 night; coach to Yosemite National Park, 4 nights; coach to Burlingame, departure.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Burlingame

A bustling suburb set between San Francisco Bay and the foothills of the Pacific Coast Range, Burlingame affords great views of San Francisco to the north from the walking paths along the bay.



Accommodations
Burlingame: Comfortable, hotel convenient to the San Francisco airport. Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls.
Meals and Lodgings
   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
  Burlingame, CA 1 night
   Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
  Yosemite, CA 4 nights
 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Enjoy contemporary rooms, waterfront views of the San Francisco Bay, and easy access to downtown San Francisco at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport. The hotel is located just two miles south of San Francisco Airport (SFO) and provides a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service. Guests can experience scenic bayside views from their room or from the adjacent jogging and walking trails, and enjoy an invigorating work out in the complimentary fitness center. Head into downtown San Francisco and avoid traffic by taking the complimentary shuttle bus to the nearby Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station.
  Contact info: 835 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010-9949 USA
phone: 650-344-5500
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-san-francisco-airport-SFOAODT/index.html
  Room amenities: Rooms are equipped with plush top beds and hypoallergenic down pillows; 27-inch TV with cable, premium channels and video games; large desk with high-speed internet access (only $9.95 per day); clock radio with MP3 connectivity; hair dryer; iron/ironing board; and coffee maker.
  Facility amenities: Guest rooms feature contemporary European decor and comfortable bedding. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, which specializes in sustainable fresh local foods, as well as room service. For coffee lovers, there’s a Starbucks® cart in lobby. The hotel offers valet dry cleaning service (but not same-day service). However, there is no on-site guest laundry. For those who arrive early and wish to explore the area, you can catch a complimentary trolley from the hotel to the charming town of Burlingame, or take a shuttle bus to the nearest BART station for a trip north to San Francisco. PARKING: There is no charge for Road Scholar participants who drive to the program and wish to leave their cars in the hotel parking lot (for up to 14 days). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service in the lobby area and the 24-hour business center. If you wish to have high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access in your guest room, there is a daily charge of $9.95/day. This may be arranged at the front desk.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Limited special rate Call the hotel directly at (650) 344-5500 to make a reservation for additional nights prior to the start of the program. The hotel only has 3 rooms available for pre-program stays, so first come first served. Be sure to mention the special ROAD SCHOLAR NATIONAL PARKS #1 GROUP CODE C-NP1 to get a preferred rate. NOTE: After these rooms are taken, any additional reservation requests are based on room availability at the prevailing rate.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM

 Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Type: Lodge
  Description: As the closest property to Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls is an idyllic spot for families, group retreats and visitors seeking the comforts of a hotel after an exciting day exploring the wilderness. In 1998, the main complex was redesigned with an emphasis on glass and wood detailing to blend harmoniously with its surroundings. Landscaping of indigenous trees, shrubs and wildflowers further reflect the natural beauty of Yosemite Valley. An outdoor amphitheater located in the center of Yosemite Lodge at the Falls features nightly ranger/naturalist programs, slide presentations and scenic movies during the summer.
  Contact info: 9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 USA
phone: 209-372-1274
web: http://www.yosemitepark.com/yosemite-lodge.aspx
  Room amenities: Road Scholar participants will enjoy the comfort of the Lodge rooms which open to a patio or a balcony. All guest rooms have a private bathroom, dressing area, hair dryer, activity table, telephone and television with select programming. The bedding configuration is two double beds. The lodge offers daily maid service. No cooking is allowed in the rooms. NOTE: Road Scholar participants MUST provide a credit card or cash deposit when checking in to cover any incidental expenses which may be incurred during their stay.
  Facility amenities: Yosemite Lodge at The Falls has a total of 249 rooms. It is composed of 226 "lodge rooms", 19 "standard rooms", and 4 "family rooms." Instead of having every room in a single building, the rooms are spread out over a total of 15 separate buildings, each with anywhere from nine to thirty-six rooms. There are 1 to 2 floors, depending on the building. NOTE: There are no elevators in any of the buildings. Guests must climb stairs to sleeping rooms on the 2nd floor. The Lodge offers an array of amenities and services to meet your needs. Casual dining is available at The Mountain Room Restaurant serving signature California cuisine such as steaks, seafood, chicken and pasta dishes. A full bar is also available. For cocktails and lighter fare, visit the adjacent Mountain Room Lounge. The Food Court offers hot and cold entrees and desserts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Coffee Corner, located in the Food Court, has a variety of hot and cold coffee and tea drinks, bagels and pastries, and hand-dipped ice cream. YOSEMITE LODGE WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: Wireless access is complimentary to all Yosemite Lodge guests upon check-in, including guest rooms and conference spaces. An ATM is located in the lobby near the tour desk. The Yosemite Lodge Gift Shop sells sundries, newspapers, gift items, magazines, books, posters, snacks, jewelry and apparel. The Nature Shop offers unique sculptures, original photographs by Yosemite's leading professionals, one-of-a-kind Native American art, as well as apparel, music and videos. A full-service post office, including parcel post, is available onsite. The Lodge offers a heated outdoor swimming pool that is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. Free shuttle service to various locations in Yosemite Valley is accessible from Yosemite Lodge at the Falls.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check-in time starts at 3:00PM. Program registration is between 4:00-5:00PM in the hotel lobby followed by orientation at 5:30PM and dinner at 6:00PM. Self introductions at 7:15PM. You will be staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after drop off at San Francisco Airport at approximately 3:00PM followed by return to the DoubleTree Hotel in Burlingame. Return time of 3:00PM at SFO is not guaranteed. You will be staying at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Each grandparent and grandchild must complete a separate Participant Information Form (PIF). On the enclosed PIF, please indicate to us the name(s) of your grandchild(ren) and traveling companion, if any. Also let us know if you are traveling with other individuals and wish to be assigned a room near them. Parental Consent Form for grandchildren River Rafting Waiver and Checklist Intergenerational Rules and Regulations Photo ID
  Parking availability:
If you are driving to the hotel and wish to park your car at the hotel for the duration of the program, the DoubleTree Hotel in Burlingame provides complimentary parking for Road Scholar participants.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Burlingame, CA
  Nearest city or town:  San Francisco
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Burlingame, CA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Oakland Airport to Burlingame

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Around $43 one-way, but check current rates
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approx. 45 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

29 miles from Oakland Airport to hotel

   

SuperShuttle offers shared van service from Oakland Airport to the hotel. Advance reservations are recommended. Call 800-258-3826 or visit www.supershuttle.com for online reservations and rates.

 

San Francisco Airport SFO to Burlingame

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
DoubleTree Hotel Shuttle Van
phone: 650-344-5500

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary hotel shuttle
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

15 minutes from SFO to the hotel 

 

Distance:

 

3 miles from SFO to the hotel

   

Call the hotel after your arrival at the airport to arrange for a free shuttle pickup from SFO. Call 650-344-5500. ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION from SFO: Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. to assist passengers with questions or concerns.

 
Driving Directions
  From Los Angeles to Doubletree SFO Take Hwy. 101 north to Burlingame. Exit at Anza Blvd. Hotel is on the left side.
  From Oakland to Doubletree SFO Take Hwy. 80 West to 101 South. Exit at Broadway/Burlingame and go over the overpass. Turn right at the light (Old Bayshore). Then turn left at the light (Airport Blvd.). The hotel is on the right side.
  From San Franciso International Airport to Burlingame Start out going southeast on T-1 turnaround. Merge onto US-101 South via ramp on the left toward San Jose. Take the Broadway exit toward Burlingame. Take the ramp toward Overpass. Turn right onto Rollins Rd. Turn slight right onto Broadway. Turn right onto Bayshore Hwy. Turn left onto Airport Blvd. The hotel will be on your right at 835 Airport Blvd.
  From the North Via Hwy 101 to Burlingame Take US 101 South to Broadway/Burlingame exit East. Go East over the overpass; remain in the right lane. Turn right at the first light (Old Bayshore Rd.) and left at the next light onto Airport Blvd. Follow the road around until you see the hotel on your right, in approximately a quarter of a mile.
Elevation Note: Yosemite National Park has elevations ranging from 4,000 to over 8,000 feet.

Equipment Requirements: A digital camera is recommended for the Memory Folder activity as disposable cameras will not be provided since film can not be developed in the park.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Independent Arrivals/Registration/Orientation/Introductions
(Sunday, July 21)
   
 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into the DoubleTree Hotel after 3:00PM

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, go over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this program offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

 Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants and grandchildren introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

   
Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Travel to Yosemite National Park/El Capitan/Tunnel View/Introductory Photography Class
(Monday, July 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Board the motor coach for our field trip to Yosemite National Park.

For tens of thousands of years, humans have changed, and have been changed by, this place we now call Yosemite. “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter,” said famed naturalist John Muir. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. Two wild and scenic rivers, the Tuolumne and Merced rivers, begin in the park and flow west to the Central Valley. Yosemite is one of the first wilderness parks in the United States and encompasses nearly 1200 square miles.

 Lunch: Lunch in El Portal
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: We board the motor coach and continue to Yosemite Valley with our instructor and naturalist, Becky Zentmyer. First we will stop at El Capitan for an overview of rock climbing. El Capitan is a favorite for experienced rock climbers. Rising more than 3,000 feet above the Valley floor, it is the largest monolith of granite in the world.

Then we move on to Tunnel View for a photo op of the world famous view of the Valley. Half Dome is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Yosemite. Rising nearly 5,000 feet above the Valley floor, it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Yosemite.

Next we travel back into the Valley and check into the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls.

 Dinner: Dinner at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Food Court. Dinner coupon will have $18 value. Purchases over $18 will be an out-of-pocket expense of individual.
 Evening: CLASS: Drew's Ten Tips for Successful Photography: An Orientation to Photography
   
Accommodations: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Yosemite Valley Highlights/John Muir Program
(Tuesday, July 23)

Note: The walk to the base of Bridalveil Fall is 1 mile roundtrip, but up a steep trail (up to 24% slope). Part of the trail is dirt and somewhat rocky, but the rest of the trail is paved. The walk to Lower Falls is a 1/2 mile roundtrip. The walk to Mirror Lake is 2 miles roundtrip with a 200' elevation gain/loss on paved trail.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Food Court. All breakfast coupons will have $14 value. Purchases over $14 will be an out-of-pocket expense of individual.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: We are joined by our naturalist, Becky Zentmyer, for an exploration of some of Yosemite Valley's highlights. Starting in the far western end of the valley, we'll walk to the base of Bridalveil Fall. Afterwards, in the central valley, we'll visit the Yosemite Chapel/ Sentinel Bridge area. Based on its “simple architecture” the Chapel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

The bus will return to Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and the group will walk from the Lodge to view Lower Yosemite Falls.

 Lunch: Picnic lunch at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls or Happy Isles
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Ride the free Yosemite Valley Shuttle bus from Yosemite Lodge at the Falls to Happy Isles.

After Happy Isles, we will get back on the shuttle bus and ride to the Mirror Lake bus stop. Participants who want to skip the 2 mile hike to Mirror Lake may stay on the shuttle and ride it back to Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. If you join Becky on the hike to Mirror Lake, ride the shuttle back to the Lodge after the hike is over.

 Dinner: Dinner at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Food Court. Dinner coupon will have $18 value. Purchases over $18 will be an out-of-pocket expense of individual.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: An Evening with John Muir
   
Accommodations: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Tioga Road/Hike at Crane Flat-Giant Sequoia Grove/Swim at Tenaya Lake
(Wednesday, July 24)

Note: The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias hike at Crane Flat is about 2.5 miles roundtrip with an elevation loss/gain of 400'.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Food Court. All breakfast coupons will have $14 value. Purchases over $14 will be an out-of-pocket expense of individual.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Our on-board instructor, Becky, provides the narrative for our field trip to the gateway to Yosemite's back country along Tioga Pass to Crane Flat, Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadows and Olmstead Point.

Tioga Pass Road offers a 39-mile scenic drive between Crane Flat and Tuolumne Meadows through forests and past meadows, lakes, and granite domes. Tuolumne Meadows is a large, open sub-alpine meadow graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes. Olmsted Point looks down on Yosemite Valley from the east--and from a very different angle.

At Crane Flat we'll walk the nature trail in the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

 Lunch: Picnic lunch at Tenaya Lake, a magnificent High Sierra lake surrounded by granite domes, lodgepole forests and Yosemite’s vast wilderness. The lake offers the chance for the kids to take a memorable swim in the midst of the dramatic scenery.

Please be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty at Tenaya Lake. One needs to be able to swim in order to go into the lake. Grandparents will be responsible for watching their grandchildren if they go swimming in the lake.

 Dinner: Dinner at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Food Court. Dinner coupon will have $18 value. Purchases over $18 will be an out-of-pocket expense of individual.
 Evening: Enjoy a free evening to relax or attend one of the NPS evening programs listed in the Yosemite Guide.
   
Accommodations: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Art Workshop/Photography walk
(Thursday, July 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Food Court. All breakfast coupons will have $14 value. Purchases over $14 will be an out-of-pocket expense of individual.
 Morning: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Block Printing Workshop at Yosemite Art Center

Design, carve and print your own unique block print with a Yosemite animal theme

 Lunch: Lunch at Degnan's Deli in Yosemite Village
 Afternoon: CLASS: Photography walk to capture iconic landmarks of the Park.

Free time to further explore the park, hike some of the many paths and trails the park offers or revisit favorite spots.

 Dinner: Dinner at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Food Court. Dinner coupon will have $18 value. Purchases over $18 will be an out-of-pocket expense of individual.
 Evening: Children make memory folders after dinner and then enjoy a NPS ranger program in the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Amphitheatre with grandparents.
   
Accommodations: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Return to San Francisco Airport and DoubleTree Hotel/ Independent Departures
(Friday, July 26)
   
 Breakfast: Farewell breakfast buffet in the Mountain Room restaurant. Children present their memory folders to the group during breakfast in the Mountain Room.
 Morning: Board the motor coach for the return trip to San Francisco Airport and the DoubleTree Hotel in Burlingame.
 Lunch: Lunch en route to SFO
 Afternoon: Program ends after the drop off at San Francisco Airport at approximately 3:00PM, followed by the return to the DoubleTree Hotel in Burlingame. The return time of 3:00PM at SFO is not guaranteed.

This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our 'Share an American Icon with your Grandchild: Yosemite National Park' program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Yosemite, CA Yosemite/DNC Parks & Resorts
This site is managed by the park's primary concessioner, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, and provides the most current information on lodging, dining and activities inside the park. For additional information, visit http://www.yosemitepark.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Yosemite


Author: Ansel Adams (Author), Andrea G. Stillman (Contributor), Michael L. Fischer (Contributor)


Description: This beautifully printed paperback original collects Ansel Adams' finest images of the place closest to his heart, Yosemite National Park. It presents the essence of Adams' long association with Yosemite: sixty-six memorable photographs of glacial lakes and craggy peaks, cascading waterfalls and granite monoliths, lone trees and sylvan streams. Selections from Adams' writings about the park and its environment, and an introductory essay that reveals the prescience of Adams' views on park management issues, enhance this majestic photographic portrait of Yosemite National Park by America's foremost landscape photographer.



Yosemite: The Complete Guide


Author: James Kaiser


Description: Filled with vivid color photography and informed writing, Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of Yosemite National Park at your fingertips. Fully updated to include current travel info (including the new rules for hiking Half Dome), the second edition offers expanded chapters on geology, ecology, wildlife, and history. This guide equips travelers with everything they need to know about lodging, camping, and dining as well as outdoor adventures (hiking, biking, rock climbing, rafting, skiing), transportation issues, and seasonal weather patterns. Over 20 hikes are listed, with trail descriptions, topographical maps, and photos.



Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park


Author: N.King Huber


Description: An authoritative and up-to-date study of Yosemites geology this is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject written in terms that the lay person can understand. Multiple maps, diagrams and full-color photographs help to describe Yosemites rocks and their origins. The book includes a very helpful glossary of terms and references for additional reading.



My Yosemite: A Guide for Young Adventurers [Paperback]


Author: Mike Graf (Author) & Annette Filice (Illustrator)


Description: In eight chapters covering everything from Yosemites Rich Past to Endless Things to See and Do, Mike Graf calls on the parks most knowledgeable insiders biologists, rangers, even the parks resident entertainer to share their most exciting stories and best advice. This guide also recommends gear for a national park visit and offers safety tips, a wildlife observation how-to and birding guide, tips on managing a wildlife encounter, and a guide to rock climber lingo and a difficulty ratings system. Also featured are detailed accounts of famous climbs, tips on how to protect the park and keep it green, an historical timeline, and a list of popular hikes.



Yosemite National Park: Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome (Adventures with the Parkers) [Paperback]


Author: Mike Graf (Author) & Annette Filice (Illustrator)


Description: Each book in the Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8-13 takes the Parker family to a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as interesting facts about park activities, natural history, outdoor safety, and much more. All books have been vetted and approved by park officials and park associations. Each book includes color illustrations and photographs.



Sierra Nevada Birds


Author: David Lukas


Description: This is the only guidebook that comprehensively describes the life history, status, and distribution of birds found in the Sierra Nevada. It covers all 322 species that occur in the Sierra Nevada, with full-length accounts for 207 definitive species, as well as geographic coverage of areas like Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.



Sierra Nevada Natural History


Author: David Lukas, Tracy I. Storer, Robert L. Usinger


Description: First published forty years ago, this handbook has become an enduring natural history classic, used by thousands to learn more about virtually every aspect of this spectacular mountain range--from its superb flora and fauna to its rugged topography. Comprehensive yet concise and portable, the book describes hundreds of species: trees and shrubs, flowering plants and ferns, fungi and lichens, insects and fish, amphibians and reptiles, and birds and mammals.





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