Seasons of Magic in Yosemite: Splendor in the Sierra Nevada
Gain a deeper understanding of Yosemite as you explore natural wonders, visit a historic hotel and learn the story of how art helped establish the world’s first national park.
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 1197RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

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. 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 fascinating field trips into Yosemite National Park.
Activity Level
Optional hiking up to three miles on gently sloping terrain. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Stand before natural and manmade marvels like El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall and Yosemite Falls.
  • Walk trails that wind among giant sequoias, the world’s largest trees and some of the oldest living things on earth.
  • Visit the Ansel Adams Gallery and the Native American Village and Museum.
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Len McKenzie
Len McKenzie has been an active birder since 1962. An employee of the National Park Service for nearly 40 years, including 19 years in Yosemite, Len has been a consultant for the NPS since 1998. He has conducted various birding surveys including the Yosemite Christmas Bird Count, and has served as president of the Mariposa Audubon Society.
Gayle Farmer
Len McKenzie