Hiking John Muir’s Playground: Yosemite National Park
Program No. 19123RJ
5 days
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4 nights
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At a Glance

A National Parks magazine editor describes John Muir’s first days in Yosemite thusly: “He was overwhelmed by the landscape, scrambling down steep cliff faces to get a closer look at the waterfalls, whooping and howling at the vistas … .” While the whooping and jumping is optional, you will experience the spectacular geologic features that so excited Muir on your choice of one of two expert-led hikes on 3½ days of this exceptional adventure.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See what Ralph Emerson called one of the few places that "live up to the brag" while hiking the rarely traveled West End Trail.
  • From awe-inspiring Glacier Point, choose Panoramic Trail, one of the world's most beautiful hikes, or select Taft Point/Sentinel Dome for views of the valley.
  • Hike Tuolumne Meadows to Upper Cathedral Lake and revel in the towering beauty of Cathedral Peak, or hike Lembert Dome for a view of the meadow.
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