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Intergenerational Yosemite, Gold Panning, and Dinosaurs

Program Number: 20349RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/15/2014 - 6/20/2014; 6/28/2015 - 7/3/2015; 7/12/2015 - 7/17/2015; 8/2/2015 - 8/7/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Oakhurst, California
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; National Parks
Intergenerational
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 12 years of age.

Explore the wonders of central California with your grandchild. Journey into a 100-year-old underground home and learn about the creatures of prehistory at the Fossil Discovery Center. Search for gold like a prospector, ride a steam engine through the sugar pine forest, build an underwater robot, and hike through the magnificent domes, granite cliffs, meadows, and Sequoia groves of Yosemite. Take part in interactive evening presentations where you meet rescued birds, explore the night sky, sing campfire songs and much more.




Highlights

• Explore Yosemite Valley from Bridalveil Falls to the Yosemite Museum’s Indian Cultural Exhibit and Yosemite Falls.
• Visit the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County to view the fossilized remains of giant mammoths discovered at the site.
• Sift through the silt in search of gold as local gold panning experts help you in your quest for fortune. Later, learn about how robots work and join together to create and manipulate a real underwater robot!



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile, each day, over uneven terrain. Elevations up to 7,200 feet.




Date Specific Information

6-15-2014, 6-28-2015, 7-12-2015, 8-2-2015

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



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
Tranquil conference center; no TVs or telephones in sleeping rooms.

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

Eric Hagan is a credentialed teacher and the technology director of Mountain Home School Charter and Glacier High School Charter in Oakhurst, California. Eric began his career in education working as an outdoor education instructor in the Sierra Nevada. It was through this experience that he fell in love with the beauty of the mountains, the history of Native Americans and settlers, and sharing this knowledge and love of learning with others. Currently some of Eric’s classes include Lego robotics, underwater robotics and ballroom dancing. Eric and his family enjoy wake boarding, hiking, dancing, snowboarding, rock climbing, archery, and board games together.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
  Oakhurst 6 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 3:00PM. You are welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy our serine landscape, but there may not be staff available to assist you before 2:00PM. Please call us if you plan to arrive after 6:00PM. You will be staying at Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast on the final day. You will be staying at Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO) the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Please return to ECCO: "Intergenerational Rules and Regulations" "Parental Consent Form" "Adult/Child Questionnaire" via email or snail mail (ecco5@sti.net)
  Parking availability:
Free parking is available directly in front of lodge rooms. All rooms have ground-floor entry.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Oakhurst
  Nearest city or town:  ECCO is 4 miles north of the center of Oakhurst
  Nearest highway: ECCO is set 1 mile back from Highway 41.
  Nearest airport:  Fresno/Yosemite International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Oakhurst
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Fresno, CA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
ECCO
phone: 559-683-8162
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

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

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 

 

Distance:

 

50 miles

   

ECCO highly recommends renting a vehicle if at all possible, for free time options. ECCO shuttle is available only on program opening/closing days; maximum capacity is 4 persons. Other private transportation companies are available in our area; call Kristen at 559/683-8162 for names and contact information.

 
Driving Directions
  Eastern Sierras via Tioga Road THIS ROAD IS SEASONAL AND CLOSES FROM OCT/NOV TO MAY/JUNE. BE SURE TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE CHOOSING THIS ROUTE. From Hwy 395 take Hwy 120 westbound. You will travel through some of the most beautiful parts of Yosemite, dropping down into Yosemite Valley. Watch the signs for Hwy 41 southbound. Take Hwy 41 southbound toward Oakhurst. (It will be 1 to 1-1/2 hours driving time from Yosemite Valley.) After exiting the park's south gate, travel approximately 12 miles. ECCO will be on the left, after the turn to Cedar Valley Road. Watch carefully because the signs are a little hard to see from this direction. Keep an eye out for the Christ Church sign, since we share a driveway with them. Once you have turned into the Christ Church parking lot, follow the signs one mile back to ECCO.
  From Fresno Yosemite International Airport BE AWARE THAT GPS AND ONLINE MAPS WILL USUALLY SEND YOU DOWN THE WRONG DRIVEWAY. FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS PLEASE. From FYI turn left on Clinton Avenue. Cross McKinley Avenue, which becomes Peach Avenue. Turn right at the on-ramp to Fwy 180 headed westbound. Merge onto Hwy 41 northbound (toward Yosemite). Stay on Hwy 41 for approximately 45 miles. You will drop down into a valley where the town of Oakhurst is located. At the traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy 41 and Hwy 49, YOU WILL NOT TURN. This is just for identification purposes. Stay on Hwy 41 approximately 4 miles north of Oakhurst. ECCO is on the right. Our driveway on HWY 41 is just a few feet after you pass Road 632. We share a driveway with Christ Church. On our driveway, continue past the church and a small retirement community. The driveway ends at ECCO.
  From Northern California BE AWARE THAT GPS AND ONLINE MAPS OFTEN LEAD YOU DOWN THE WRONG DRIVEWAY. PLEASE REFER TO THESE DIRECTIONS. 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. Stay on Hwy 41 approximately 4 miles north of Oakhurst. ECCO is on the right. Our driveway on HWY 41 is just a few feet after you pass Road 632. We share a driveway with Christ Church. On our driveway, continue past the church and a small retirement community. The driveway ends at ECCO.
  From San Francisco Airport BE AWARE THAT GPS AND ONLINE MAPS OFTEN LEAD YOU DOWN THE WRONG DRIVEWAY. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS. 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 Hwy 41. Our driveway on HWY 41 is just a few feet after you pass Road 632. We share a driveway with Christ Church. Once on our driveway, continue past the church and a small retirement community. The one mile driveway ends at ECCO.
  From San Francisco International Airport (Option 2) BE AWARE THAT GPS AND ONLINE MAPS OFTEN LEAD YOU DOWN THE WRONG DRIVEWAY. PLEASE REFER TO THESE DIRECTIONS. From SFO go either to Oakland or across the Hayward Bridge (92) to Hwy 580. Travel 580 east (toward Stockton) to Hwy 205 (toward Stockton) east to Hwy 120 (Manteca) to Hwy 99 (Fresno/LA). Travel south on 99 to Merced, exit Hwy 140 east to Mariposa. Turn right onto Hwy 49, follow Hwy 49 to Hwy 41 at Oakhurst. Turn left onto Hwy 41 and travel north about 4 miles. Our driveway on HWY 41 is just a few feet after you pass Road 632. We share a driveway with Christ Church. Once on our driveway, continue past the church and a small retirement community. The one mile driveway ends at ECCO.
  From Southern California: BE AWARE THAT GPS AND ONLINE MAPS OFTEN LEAD YOU DOWN THE WRONG DRIVEWAY FOR ECCO. PLEASE USE THESE DIRECTIONS. Take Interstate 5 north to Hwy 99. Take Hwy 99 north to Fresno. In Fresno take Hwy 41 north toward Yosemite. ECCO is approximately 1 hour from Fresno. On Hwy 41 you will go up into the Sierra foothills and then drop down into the valley where Oakhurst is located. Although you will stay on Hwy 41, your first landmark will be the traffic signal at Hwy 41 and Hwy 49 in Oakhurst. Continue north, toward Yosemite for approximately 4 miles. ECCO will be on the right-hand side of the road just past Road 632. We share a driveway with Christ Church. Once on our driveway, continue past the church and a small retirement community. The one mile driveway ends at ECCO.
  From Yosemite Valley BE AWARE THAT GPS AND ONLINE MAPS OFTEN LEAD DOWN THE WRONG DRIVEWAY TO ECCO. PLEASE REFER TO THESE DIRECTIONS. ECCO is approximate 1-1/2 hours from Yosemite Valley. As you exit YV, follow the signs toward Hwy 41. while traveling 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. Landmarks to find our driveway are that it is between the roads of Cedar Valley and Rd 362. If you see Road 632 or the Bass Lake cut off (Rd. 222), you have gone too far. Once on our driveway, you will pass Christ Church and a small retirement community. The one-mile driveway ends at ECCO.
  From the Eastern Sierras NOTE: THIS HIGHWAY IS SEASONAL AND CLOSES BETWEEN LATE OCTOBER & JUNE/JULY--DEPENDING ON WEATHER CONDITIONS. IF TRAVELING CLOSE TO THOSE DATES, BE SURE TO CHECK ROAD AVAILABILITY. From Lee Vining/Hwy 395, take Hwy 120 westbound over Tioga Pass through the Yosemite high country. At the stop sign at Crane Flat turn left. At the Hwy 140 intersection turn left. Watch for signs directing you to Hwy 41. Turn right then right again at Hwy 41 toward Tunnel View. Stay on 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 Anglican sign. Turn left there and follow the signs to ECCO about a mile back.
Elevation Note: ECCO's elevation is approximately 3100'.On field trips the 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. Greeting and Dinner. Evening program.
(Sunday, June 15)
   
 Afternoon: Check in 3:00PM. You are welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy our serine landscape, but there may not be staff available to assist you before 2:00PM. Please call us if you plan to arrive after 6:00PM. ECCO is a forested conference center located on 160 acres. The grounds feature hiking trails, multiple ponds, wildlife, a recreational field and sports court, and acres of meadows and nooks to experience nature. Lodge rooms are private, simple, and comfortable. All rooms have a private bath. Our main hall, Lyles dining hall, is a wonderful place to relax and socialize. Available there is wifi, television, reading material, games, hot and cold drinks, guest fridge, and seating area with lovely views.
 Dinner: Please plan to arrive at ECCO between 3 and 5 p.m. After check-in, take time to relax before our get-acquainted social hour which includes a brief orientation. Dinner follow at 6 p.m.
 Evening: After dinner you'll meet with Eric, the group leader. He'll help prepare everyone for the exciting week ahead and lead you on a tour of your home away from home. Bring your questions!
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Climb to the top of the world and hike in a grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park.
(Monday, June 16)

Note: Bus trip to Yosemite is 30 miles each way on country roads. Approximately 3 hours of bus time today.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Hall and pack your own sack lunch.
 Morning: Depart after breakfast for the Sentinel Dome trail. Hike to the top for a 360 degree view of the Sierra. .
 Lunch: We will have our sack lunch at Glacier Point.
 Afternoon: We drive to the Mariposa Grove and hike through the Giant Sequoia Grove learning about the largest living things on earth!
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m.- Dinner in Lyles Hall. Dinner will feature a delicious main entree of beef, chicken, fish, or pasta. Always served with salad, vegetables,and dessert.
 Evening: 7:00 p.m. Evening Program - We at ECCO have a number of interesting evening programs. Our schedule will include some of the following: A bird rescuer that will bring live birds, musical guests, a children's book writer, an ice cream social, or an evening of campfire songs.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: We will search for gold, ride an authentic steam train and experiment with underwater robots.
(Tuesday, June 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Hall.
 Morning: We will take a short drive up to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad where we will learn how to pan for gold as well as about the California gold rush. We will also learn and logging history in the area as we ride a train pulled by an authentic steam engine.
 Lunch: 12 noon.Lunch in Lyles Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Let's get wet! We will learn about robotics and experiment with how to make and maneuver underwater robots! We will also enjoy a swim in the experiment "tank," a pool.
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Dinner in Lyles Dining Hall
 Evening: Evening Program - Each evening's program may consist of an activity, video, or a live performance, including an evening of astronomy and star gazing.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Amazing antiquities. Today we will visit a 100 year-old underground house and gardens as well as a fossil center, displaying bones of pre-historic animals
(Wednesday, June 18)

Note: Trip to the San Joaquin Valley today; approximately 3 hours of bus time



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall and pack your own sack lunch
 Morning: Today we will explore the underground Forestiere Gardens, which were hand dug. We will then learn about pre-historic animals that were found right here! We will then get to try our hand at being an archaeologist digging for evidence of earlier times.
 Lunch: We will eat our sack lunches at the Fossil Center.
 Afternoon: We will finish up our archeological experience at the Fossil Discovery Center and depart for ECCO in the afternoon. When we get back, we'll have several options for optional structured free time activities.
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m.Dinner in Lyles Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening Program - Each evening's program may consist of an activity, video, or a live performance, including an evening of astronomy and star gazing.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Today we will explore Yosemite Valley. We will see Bridalveil Fall and Yosemite Falls. Bring your swim suit so that we can have an afternoon swim.
(Thursday, June 19)

Note: Drive time to Yosemite Valley is approximately 3 hours total.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in Lyles Hall and pack your own sack lunches for a picnic in Yosemite.
 Morning: After breakfast we will depart for Yosemite. We will explore Yosemite Valley, beginning with a stop at Tunnel View. From there it is a short ride to Bridalveil Fall. We will also see other historical sites in the Valley.
 Lunch: We will eat our sack lunch in the amphitheater area of Yosemite Lodge.
 Afternoon: After lunch we are off to explore Yosemite Falls. This will give us the opportunity learn about the geologic formations of Yosemite Valley. We will then walk to the swimming pool for a relaxing afternoon. Departure from the pool will be at 3:30.
 Dinner: 6:00 p.m.Dinner in Lyles Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening Program - We'll sing songs, tell stories, and roast s'mores by the campfire.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: We will have breakfast and then watch a slide show of our experiences of the week. Then we will say farewell to our new friends.
(Friday, June 20)
   
 Breakfast: Share journal entries from the week, sign autographs, watch a slide show, and say farewell to our new friends.
   
Accommodations: Evergreen Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Oakhurst Bass Lake
Bass Lake is one of the most popular vacation spots in Central California. The lake was created back in 1899. It was enlarged 6 years later, and work on the present dam began in 1909. At 3,500 feet in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, the 4-mile long lake is on the north fork of Willow Creek which is a tributary of the San Joaquin River. Its waters turn powerful, electricity-producing turbine engines for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the world's largest non-government utility. Because of its altitude, it's not unsual for Bass Lake to have snow on the ground for several weeks during the winter--not tons of snow...but enough snow to carry chains in your trunk...and, as locals put it, enough snow to be beautiful but not bothersome. Bass Lake is popular for all of the right reasons. It's close to California's Central Valley (1 hour from Fresno) via Highway 41 and only 20 minutes from Yosemite. Nature lovers appreciate the lake, and so do fishermen--it's stocked with trout, bass, salmon, catfish, crappie and bluegill. Water skiers appreciate the warm water--75 to 78 degrees in the summer. The lake has excellent marina facilities.
  Fresno Flats Historical Site
Fresno Flats Historic Park recaptures the flavor of 19th Century life in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains of Central California. Eastern Madera County is the southern end of the historic Mother Lode gold fields, but the people who settled here came not so much for gold but more to build their lives and raise their families, making their living as farmers, merchants and using the rich natural resources of the mountains. The museum complex is built around two restored and furnished homes dating to the 1870s. Both have been designated by the State of California as Points of Historical Interest for their unique construction styles once common throughout Northern California, but virtually unknown today. They were saved from demolition, moved to Fresno Flats Historical Park and restored by the volunteers of Sierra Historic Sites Association, as were a pair of early-day one-room schools, two 19th Century jails and several other farm buildings. For additional information, visit www.fresnoflatsmuseum.org/about.html
  Sierra Mono Museum
Sierra Mono Indian Museum Roads 225 & 228, North Fork 9:00 - 4:00 Tuesday-Saturday 559-877-2115 Admission: $3/Adults $2/Seniors $1/Students The North Fork Mono Tribe is the original inhabitant of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The tribe consists of two clans: the golden eagle and the coyote, both of which are represented at the entrance to the museum. The Mono way of life is featured in the museum through examples of fishing, hunting, acorn gathering, cooking, healing, basketmaking, games and ceremonies. Also featured is the Tettleton Wildlife Collection, one of the finest in California.
  Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a restoration of the old narrow gauge Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company Railroad. A section of the original railbed has been reconstructed using the same techniques used at the turn of the century. Two vintage Shay steam locomotives have been brought in from the Westside Lumber company and restored to provide authentic motive power for the trains. Shay number 15 was built in 1913 and weighs 60 tons. Number 10, built in 1928 weighs 83 tons and is the heavest operating narrow guage Shay locomotive today. Railcars once used to provide transportation for logging and track repair crews have been refurbished and are now operated for passenger excursion. Antique Model "A" Ford gas engines power the trolley-like "Jenny" cars over the route. For additional information, visit www.ymsprr.com/
  Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau
Check out the Yosemite-Sierra Visitors' Bureau for the wealth of activities available to visitors to our area, from photo, art and antique galleries to outdoor recreation activities to many sites of historical interest. For additional information, visit www.yosemitethisyear.com
  Evergreen Conference Center, Oakhurst (ECCO) Bass Lake
Fish or swim in Bass Lake's beautiful blue waters. For additional information, visit www.basslakechamber.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
  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 program, "Fore! Golf Yosemite & Two Great Courses in the Beautiful Sierra Nevada" - program number 17247.
  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/
  Mariposa History Center
This is a marvelous exploration of central California's early years. For additional information, visit mariposamuseum.com/
  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/
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