Completed our 5 day Road Scholar walking/hiking trip to 3 parks in the California Sierra Nevada mountain range - Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. A memorable learning experience, stunning scenery, 19 interesting traveling companions from multiple states and a thoughtful intelligently curated program. All due to Glenda, our patient and organized RS coordinator and photographic chronicler; Monica, our fearless and thankfully competent bus driver on scary corkscrew roads (petite and feisty, retired youth counselor and retired semi-truck driver) and finally our amazing guide Shirley Spencer - Masters in Envionrment Science, brillant and fiercly passionate protector of the environment, mountain climber, National Park Ranger, historian, author, artist and educator. There is nothing this woman cannot do and to top it off, she is funny and very personable. To prepare for the trip, I read the biography of John Muir, a renowned naturalist who was one of a handful of people responsible for the creation of the National Parks and a co-founder of the Sierra Club. We loved this adventure and are already searching for another Road Scholar trip next year.