20197
California
National Parks of the Sierra Nevada: Yosemite, King's Canyon and Sequoia
Discover three of the nation’s most treasured national parks, exploring waterfalls in King’s Canyon, the world’s largest trees in Sequoia and the many must-see sites of Yosemite.
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Program No. 20197RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,345
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

Breathe crystal-clear air in an in-depth exploration of all three of these iconic national parks. Enjoy field trips where you’ll experience the major attractions of King’s Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks as you learn about animal life, astronomy, botany, geology, native plants, park issues and the influence of famed naturalist John Muir.
Activity Level
Active
Hikes up to two miles each day. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.
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 ...

  • In Kings Canyon, be part of history at Muir's Rock, the place where John Muir frequently addressed the Sierra Club, and visit Roaring River Falls and Zumwalt meadow, which showcase fabulous granite walls.
  • In Sequoia, experience Congress Loop to encounter the General Grant Tree, the largest tree by mass in the world, and take in the vast landscape of the Great Western Divide and the San Joaquin Valley.
  • In Yosemite, stop at Tunnel View for your breathtaking first glimpse of Half Dome, and stand before natural and man made marvels like El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, Sentinel Bridge and Yosemite Falls.
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Gayle Farmer
Gayle is a native Californian who has lived in the Sierra foothills for over 10 years, having relocated from Southern California. A former quilt shop owner for more than 15 years, she continues to quilt, knit and do needlework. Gayle volunteers for the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, and has been a Road Scholar group leader for the past five years.
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