Light exercise available prior to breakfast (walking, gardening, yoga, etc.). Our bus ride from ECCO to Sequoia/Kings Canyon is about 2 hours long. Enjoy interpretation provided by our Study Leader, Shirley Spencer. Enjoy the adventure of leaving the rolling foothills, traversing the thriving crops and farms of the central valley, and then climbing back up to Hume Lake, where we will be lodging. Walking up to 6 miles over the course of 4 different stops, distances vary at each stop.
Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall. An ECCO breakfast buffet may include French toast, quiche, omelette or pancakes accompanied by potatoes and sausage or bacon. Standard items include eggs, hot/cold cereals, fruit, toast or muffins and yogurt and granola.
Board bus for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. We will discuss and explore the 7 botanical zones of Kings Canyon. You will have opportunity to compare and contrast the three parks. In addition, we will discuss the histories of the three parks.
We will have lunch at the General Grant Tree
We will talk about the "Floral Life Zones of the Sierra Nevada" as we explore Kings Canyon. Field trip excursions may include Grizzly Falls, Roaring River Meadow and Muir Rock.
Dinner at Hume Lake
7:00 p.m. - Astronomy evening program the study leader will help us navigate the night sky through stories, constellation finding and exciting facts.