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Seasons of Magic in Yosemite: Splendor in the Sierra Nevada

Program Number: 1197RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/19/2014 - 10/24/2014; 2/22/2015 - 2/27/2015; 3/8/2015 - 3/13/2015; 4/5/2015 - 4/10/2015; 5/3/2015 - 5/8/2015; 5/17/2015 - 5/22/2015; 6/7/2015 - 6/12/2015; 8/23/2015 - 8/28/2015; 9/13/2015 - 9/18/2015; 9/27/2015 - 10/2/2015; 10/11/2015 - 10/16/2015; 10/25/2015 - 10/30/2015; 11/22/2015 - 11/27/2015; 12/27/2015 - 1/1/2016;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Oakhurst, California
Price starting at: $845.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: National Parks
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

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.




Highlights

• 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.



Activity Particulars

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



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




Date Specific Information

2-22-2015

Yosemite is a spectacular winter wonderland! Our field trip bus is properly equipped for snow travel and the Park Guide is anxious to point out winter's unique decoration on the already breathtaking Yosemite Valley. Winter in Yosemite boasts a quiet and serene experience with fewer visitors, snow-capped granite cliffs and domes, grande ice cycles, slow-moving frozen streams of "frazzle ice," and often a snow cone beneath Yosemite Falls that can reach up to 400 feet high!



3-8-2015

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



11-22-2015

This specific 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!



12-27-2015

This program date celebrates 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.




Oakhurst

With Yosemite National Park and the expansive Sierra Nevada just out the backdoor, Oakhurst is an active community and gateway to the region’s many natural splendors, including fine hiking trails and native wildlife.



Accommodations
Clean, comfortable, rustic conference center on 162 forested acres, walking trails on-site. Rooms are without televisions or telephones (both available in main lodge).

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Shirley Spencer

Shirley Spencer has lived in the Sierra Nevadas since 1979. An educator and seasonal Ranger at Yosemite National Park since 1986, she also instructs at Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Canyonland and Arches national parks. Shirley is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and holds a California State Teaching Credential for secondary and middle school science. In 2009, she published her book, “Flowering Shrubs of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada,” which includes 40 of her original watercolors and scientific descriptions of each plant. An avid hiker, backpacker, skier, kayaker, scuba diver and mountaineer, Shirley teaches rock climbing with her husband Mark. She is also an accomplished watercolor painter, vocalist, guitarist and organic farmer.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
  Oakhurst, CA 5 nights
 Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Type: Conference Center
  Description: ECCO is a conference center situated on 162 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills 12 miles south of the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. Our grounds are forested with oaks, incense cedar and manzanita, which provide a home to deer, raccoons, coyotes and squirrels. Our pond features a swan and other waterfowl as well as perch and bass. (Fishing is catch-and-release with barbless hooks.)
  Contact info: 43803 Hwy 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644 USA
phone: 559-683-8162
web: www.eccoyosemite.org
  Room amenities: Rooms are individually climate-controlled with private baths. Each room has a hair dryer. Most rooms have wireless internet access.
  Facility amenities: In keeping with our tranquil retreat setting, you are not disturbed by the distraction of televisions or telephones in sleeping rooms. Satellite TV is available in the main lodge, as well as a recreation room with ping pong/game tables. Our Fourth Green recreation complex features basketball, volleyball, frisbee golf, soccer/football fields and a horseshoe pitch. Wireless internet is available in all meeting rooms and Lyles Dining Hall. Bring your own laptop or device. Lyles Dining hall is accessible 24 hours, including access to a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and hot/cold drinks. Walking/hiking trails are on-site and nearby, including a self-interpretive nature trail onsite at ECCO. Reading material appropriate to each program is available in the dining hall. The towns of Oakhurst, Bass Lake, North Fork and Mariposa feature a number of fine arts galleries, shopping, recreation, and museums. Bass Lake offers swimming/boating opportunities 5 miles from ECCO.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior:  Because we are a conference center we are rarely able to accommodate early arrivals or late departures.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after:  Because we are a conference center we are rarely able to accommodate early arrivals or late departures.
  Check out time: 9:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in 3PM (but not earlier than 2 PM nor later than 6:00 PM, please!) Staff is not available to assist you before or after those times. Program Orientation Begins at 5PM You will be staying at Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) that night.
  End of Program:
Hotel check-out is at 9:00AM - Lunch is at 11:30AM - Program ending at noon- after lunch. You will be staying at Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is available directly in front of lodge rooms. All rooms have ground-floor entry.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Oakhurst, CA
  Nearest city or town:  Oakhurst, CA
  Nearest highway: Highway 41
  Nearest airport:  Fresno, CA
  From End of Program
  Location: Oakhurst, CA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Fresno, CA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
ECCO
phone: 559-683-8162

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75.00 - subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

   

ECCO recommends that participants consider renting a vehicle if at all possible so that you can take advantage of the free-time opportunities during this program.. Shuttle is available only on program beginning/ending days and can accommodate up to 4 passengers. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance. Contact Kristen at 559/683-8162, ecco5@sti.net

 
Driving Directions
  From Eastern Sierra Nevada: **THIS ROUTE IS WEATHER-DEPENDENT. Do not plan on this route without checking weather and road conditions. It is generally closed from November through May. Take Hwy 120 west from Lee Vining through Tioga Pass and on to the intersection at Crane Flat. Turn left at Crane Flat (toward Yosemite Valley). Turn left at intersection with Hwy 140. Turn right at Pohono Bridge. Turn right at Hwy 41 intersection, toward Wawona/Oakhurst. Stay on Hwy 41 to the south entrance. Stay on Hwy 41 13 miles. Watch carefully for the ECCO (Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst) sign--or the Christ Church sign. Turn left and follow signs 1 mile back to conference center. Note: the ECCO sign is difficult to see going southbound from Yosemite. If you pass the Sierra Sky Ranch sign, you've gone too far south. Turn around and watch for the ECCO sign (more visible going northbound).
  From Northern California Take Hwy 99 south. Exit on Hwy 140 east (toward Yosemite). At the intersection with Hwy 49, turn right. Hwy 49 dead ends at Hwy 41 in Oakhurst. Turn left on Hwy 41. ECCO is 4 miles north of the intersection of Hwy 41 & Hwy 49, on the right--the first driveway past the neon sign for Sierra Sky Ranch. Watch for the red and white "Welcome Road Scholar" banner. Turn into the driveway (shared with Christ Church) and follow the signs one mile back to the conference center.
  From San Francisco Airport Take Hwy 101 south to Gilroy. Exit eastbound on Hwy 152 and stay on 152 until it merges southbound with Hwy 99. Exit on Hwy 145. At the end of the offramp turn left. Go over the freeway and turn right. Turn right again on Cleveland Avenue. Continue on Cleveland about a mile to 145. Turn left on 145. Go about 20 miles then turn left on Hwy 41. Once you drop down into Oakhurst ECCO is 4 miles north of the intersection of Hwy 41 & Hwy 49, on the right--the first driveway past the neon sign for Sierra Sky Ranch. Watch for the red and white "Welcome Road Scholar" banner. Turn into the driveway (shared with Christ Church) and follow the signs one mile back to the conference center.
  From Southern California ECCO can be reached by car from Southern California by taking highway 5 north to 99, then take Hwy 41 north toward Yosemite in Fresno. Once you drop down into Oakhurst ECCO is 4 miles north of the intersection of Hwy 41 & Hwy 49, on the right--the first driveway past the neon sign for Sierra Sky Ranch. Watch for the red and white "Welcome Road Scholar" banner. Turn into the driveway (shared with Christ Church) and follow the signs one mile back to the conference center.
  From Yosemite Valley ECCO is approximately 1-1/2 hours from Yosemite Valley. As you exit YV, follow the signs toward Hwy 41. As you travel out of the park, you will pass the turnoff for Glacier Point and Badger Pass as well as the Wawona Hotel. Exit through the south gate of the park and continue on Hwy 41. ECCO is on the left approximately 12 miles south. Our sign may be difficult to see from that direction, so watch for the Christ Church sign. Turn left there and follow the signs to ECCO about a mile back.
Elevation Note: ECCO's elevation is approx. 3,100 ft. On field trips bus may stop at an elevation of 7,000 ft.

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: Arrival between 3 to 5 p.m. - Welcome to our home!/Get-Acquainted Social Hour & Orientation
(Sunday, October 19)
   
 Arrive To: We're delighted you've decided to join us. Please plan to arrive between 3 to 5 p.m. (Not earlier than 2 p.m., please, nor later than 6 p.m.--our staff is available to assist you during those hours only.)
 Afternoon: Make your way to Lyles Dining Hall at 5 p.m. for a get-acquainted social hour and brief orientation. We'll get to know each other, and our staff will let you know where everything is, what our meal procedures are, as well as emergency contact information and the location of the message board. We'll ask for questions and make sure you get them answered.
 Dinner: Dinner in Lyles Hall at 6:00 p.m. Dinner features a delicious main entrée of beef, chicken, fish or pasta, along with potatoes or rice, vegetables, salad bar, rolls and dessert. Please note that only one entree selection is served per meal. Dinner is served until 6:20 p.m., and we regret we're not able to save plates for late arrivals.
 Evening: After dinner, we will have the remainder of our orientation session followed by introductions and a short award-winning video, "The Spirit of Yosemite." The balance of the evening is left free for you to relax after your day's journey. Cards, games & puzzles are available for your enjoyment.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Class - " Rocky Start - A Bit about Yosemite/Sierra Nevada Geology, "Floral Life Zones of the Sierra Nevada" and "Yosemite Artists and Their Influence"
(Monday, October 20)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall. An ECCO breakfast buffet may include French toast, waffles or pancakes accompanied by sausage or bacon. Standard items include eggs, hot/cold cereals, fruits, toast or muffins and yogurt.
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. - Class - "A Rocky Start - A Bit about Yosemite/Sierra Nevada Geology." Please note that this and subsequent classes may involve walking on ECCO grounds to enhance and illustrate your natural history studies. If mobility is an issue, please contact coordinator to discuss. For those who prefer not to walk, you'll have an opportunity to look over our selection of reference materials.
 Lunch: 12 noon - Lunch in Lyles Hall. - Lunch may include a sandwich bar or a hot entrée. These may be offered with a homemade soup of the day and salad bar, along with a dessert.
 Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - Class - "Floral Life Zones of the Sierra Nevada." After a break, class continues with "Yosemite Artists and Their Influence"--a look at the art of Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran and others and their place in Yosemite's history.
 Afternoon: 3:30 p.m. Free time to relax and enjoy our serene grounds, or take a bit of time to explore some of our surrounding countryside. Your group leader will be happy to give you suggestions about (and directions to) the attractions available.
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Dinner in Lyles Hall. Dinner features a delicious main entrée of beef, chicken, fish or pasta, along with potatoes or rice, vegetables, salad bar, rolls and dessert.
 Evening: Evening program - Each evening's program may consist of a video or a live birds of prey display and discussion or living history presentation. Each program is approximately 45 minutes long.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Field Trip - Yosemite Valley/Historic Ahwahnee Hotel Tour
(Tuesday, October 21)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall, to enable us to get an early start on our field trip to Yosemite Valley
 Morning: 7:45 a.m. Board bus for Yosemite Valley. Bus departs at 8:00 a.m. or as soon as everyone is aboard. Your instructor/field trip guide continues her natural history lessons as you travel with examples in the field, as you travel from ECCO's oak woodlands terrain through the conifer forest, dropping down into the glacially-carved valley of Yosemite. The drive from ECCO is approx. 1-1/2 hours over a winding road. Motion sickness medication may be helpful so you can fully enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the Queen of National Parks. If mobility is an issue, please contact coordinator for further information. Even if you've been to Yosemite before, you'll see the park's glory with new eyes--enlightened by the passion and knowledge of our superb instructors. Stops will be made at Tunnel View (that famous first glimpse of Half Dome), Bridalveil Falls, Sentinel Bridge and Yosemite Lodge. Note that this is not an active outdoor program; however this and the field trip on Day 5 may include walks of varying lengths to enhance and illustrate the natural history subjects being taught.
 Lunch: 12:00 noon Enjoy a sack lunch in Yosemite Valley.
 Afternoon: After lunch your field trip guide will lead you on a tour of the magnificent Ahwahnee Hotel, where you'll marvel at the architecture, the basketry displays and the history inherent within its walls. If you'd prefer to explore other areas (such as the Ansel Adams Gallery, Indian Village & Museum, Visitor's Center, Yosemite Falls, etc., your group leader will assist you in planning your afternoon. Arrive at the appointed meeting place at the time designated by your group leader to board the bus for return to ECCO. Stops will be made along the way at Gates of the Valley and Tunnel View. You will arrive back at ECCO between 5 and 5:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Bus departs Yosemite Valley for return to ECCO. You will arrive at ECCO at approximately 5:00 p.m.
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Dinner at ECCO
 Evening: Evening program after dinner.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Class and Free Time
(Wednesday, October 22)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. Class "Fur & Feathers: Animal Life of the Sierra" Get acqainted with the wildlife that populates Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada, some of whom you're likelyto spot during your stay at ECCO and on your field trips. Mule deer, wild turkeys, raccoons, black bear, an assortment of birds and waterfowl, coyotes, bobcats and skunks are some of the creatures resident in our area. Of course we can't guarantee what you'll see--but you will learn all about them.
 Lunch: 12 noon Lunch in Lyles Dining Hall
 Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. Class. 2:30 p.m. Free time to relax and enjoy our tranquil grounds or continue your exploration of local features
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Dinner in Lyles Dining Hall
 Evening: Evening program after dinner
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Yosemite National Park
(Thursday, October 23)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall
 Morning: 8:45 a.m. Board bus for Yosemite National Park. Bus departs by 9:00 a.m. or as soon as everyone is on board. Your destination for this field trip will be determined based on weather, travel conditions, available attractions, and the size of your group. Some possibilities: a visit to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Wawona/Pioneer History Center, Glacier Point or another area of Yosemite Valley that you didn't visit on your earlier field trip, etc. The exact destination will be announced prior to the field trip.
 Lunch: 12 noon Sack lunch in the park
 Afternoon: 3:00 p.m. Return to ECCO (approximate arrival time 4:00 p.m.)
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Dinner in Lyles Dining Hall
 Evening: 7:00 p.m. Evening Program - Campfire singalong. Share songs, stories and readings around either our cozy woodstove or our outdoor campfire pit.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Class and Departure
(Friday, October 24)
   
 Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. Class - Discuss present-day national park issues. Our national parks are ever-evolving entities; changing to meet human and ecological needs. Discover what the issues are, how the park service responds to them and learn about plans for the future.
 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. Farewell lunch in Lyles Dining Hall
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO) Bass Lake
Fish or swim in Bass Lake's beautiful blue waters. For additional information, visit www.basslakechamber.com/
  Mariposa History Center
This is a marvelous exploration of central California's early years. For additional information, visit mariposamuseum.com/
  California State Mining & Mineral Museum
One of the finest gem and mineral museums in the country. For additional information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=588
  Glacier Point
Glacier Point is a view of Yosemite not to be missed, and, except on rare occasions, we can't take you there. (Large buses are not permitted.) The drive is one and a half hours each way but well worth the effort. For additional information, visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_Point
  Mariposa Grove
Mariposa Grove is a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park. It is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in the park, with several hundred mature examples of the tree. Two of its trees are among the Twenty Five largest Giant Sequoias in the world. For additional information, visit www.yosemite.ca.us/mariposa_grove_of_giant_sequoias/
  Nelder Grove
We find Nelder Grove the most peaceful and soothing of the Yosemite-area giant sequoia groves. It's in a narrow draw with a brook flowing through the center of it, and besides the giant sequoias, you'll find lots of other big evergreens, especially cedars, plus several dogwoods. For additional information, visit www.yosemitehikes.com/not-yosemite/nelder-grove/nelder-grove.htm
  Sierra Mono Indian Museum
The North Fork Mono Families first incorporated in 1966 to form the Sierra Mono Museum for the purpose of preserving Tribal history. The museum offers both static and living history experience. The doors have been open to the public since 1971. Permanent collections include a wide variety of Native American baskets and cultural artifacts. Also on display is the Tettleton Wildlife Diorama Collection consisting of over 100 freestanding taxidermy animals of North America and Asia. Other collections include historical photographs, cultural items, beadwork and weapons. Our gift shop is stocked with locally made authentic Indian Crafts, books and gifts. Every Thursday, Elders gather to weave, bead and dine on potluck lunch. During the fall they can be found cracking acorn for holiday events or cleaning Sourberry and Redbud sticks for weaving supplies. Guided tours offer a walk through the collections, stories, songs, and nature walk with signage explaining usage of indigenous plants. Classes in language and Basketry are held throughout the year. Visiting the museum offers a glimpse at Mono Indian lifestyles of yesterday and today. For additional information, visit www.sierramonomuseum.org/
  Golfing
1) River Creek Golf Course - www.rivercreekgolfcourse.com/ - 9-hole course in Ahwahnee, 5 miles from ECCO 2) Sierra Meadows Country Club - www.sierrameadows.com/ - 18-hole course in Ahwahnee, 5 miles from ECCO 3) Wawona Golf Course - www.yosemitepark.com/activities_warmweatheractivities_golfing.aspx - 20 miles from ECCO, within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park If you are interested in golf, please consider our new program, "Fore! Golf Yosemite & Two Great Courses in the Beautiful Sierra Nevada" - program number 17247-053109, May 31 through June 5, 2009.
  Oakhurst, CA Bass Lake
Fish or swim in Bass Lake (a 15-minute drive)
  California Mining & Mineral Museum
In Mariposa, about 30 minutes from Oakhurst. One of the finest gem and mineral museums in the country. For additional information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=588
  Glacier Point
Glacier Point is a view of Yosemite not to be missed, and, except on rare occasions, we can't take you there. (Large buses are not permitted.) The drive is one and a half hours each way but well worth the effort. For additional information, visit www.yosemitefun.com/glacier_point.htm
  Golf
Golf in Oakhurst (15 minutes) - River Creek Golf Course - www.rivercreekgolfcourse.com/ Sierra Meadows Country Club - www.sierrameadows.com/ Wawona Golf Course (inside Yosemite National Park) - www.yosemitepark.com/activities_warmweatheractivities_golfing.aspx Note: If you are interested in golfing in our area, check out the new golf Road Scholar ECCO will be offering May 31-June 5, 2009 - Program No. 17247-053109. For additional information, visit See above
  Hiking Opportunities
The Sierra Nevada foothills and the southern area of Yosemite National Park abound with hiking opportunities, on trails of varying lengths and difficulty: Way of the Mono - at Bass Lake - a 1 mile self-interpretive loop Nelder Grove: Shadow of the Giants Trail - 1 mile self-interpretive loop open late spring through fall; also in Nelder Grove: the trail to the Bull Buck tree. This magnificient specimen of a Giant Sequoia tree reaches a height of 246 feet (75 m) and has a ground-level circumference of 100 feet (30 m)
  Mariposa History Center
In Mariposa, 30 minutes from Oakhurst. This is a marvelous exploration of central California's early years. For additional information, visit mariposamuseum.com/
  Nelder Grove
About 7 miles from ECCO, this is your opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some ancient giant sequoias. Shadow of the Giants is an easy one-mile walking trail. For additional information, visit www.yosemitehikes.com/not-yosemite/nelder-grove/nelder-grove.htm
  Sierra Mono Museum
In North Fork, 30 minutes from Oakhurst. This Indian-owned and operated museum features one of the finest collections of Indian basketry around. For additional information, visit www.sierramonomuseum.org/
  Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
An exciting 4-mile railroad excursion at Yosemite Park's south gate on highway 41. Ride into history where powerful locomotives once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra mountains. Where mighty lumberjacks felled the timber and flumes carried lumber to the distant valley below. The Sierra National Forest's majestic woods provide the backdrop for the narrow gauge journey back in time. The Jenny Cars may operate at times when the Narrow Gauge is not available. For additional information, visit www.ymsprr.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.


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