2811
California
California National Park Medley: From Giant Sequoias to Coast Redwoods
Huge mountains, gorgeous falls, vast caverns and the world's largest trees - this adventure hits them all, plus the best can't-miss places in between.
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Program No. 2811RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,499
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in California's national parks "Sequoia/Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen, Redwood" and experience fascinating stops in Mono Lake, Lake Tahoe, Shasta Dam and Mendocino. This exceptional California adventure spotlights the state's topographic and climatic diversity, from the open desert of the Eastern Sierra, across two mountain ranges to the rugged North Coast.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile over varied terrain; standing 60 minutes. Elevations of 3,000-9,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Marvel at giant, ancient sequoias and redwoods, two very different and equally remarkable species of tree.
  • With expert naturalists, experience Yosemite Valley and dine at the historic Big Trees Lodge.
  • Visit the fumaroles and mud pots of Lassen Volcanic National Park, and journey to the base of Shasta Dam, the second-largest dam in the country.
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Frank Helling
Frank Helling is an active adventurer and naturalist who has spent much of his life “sauntering” in the footsteps of the great mountaineer, philosopher and nature writer John Muir. He has backpacked, hiked and climbed in the Sierras, Rockies, Cascades, Alps, Alaska, Hawaii and the deserts of the American Southwest. A former high school science teacher, Frank has also worked as a ranger and naturalist in Kings Canyon National Park and as a professional wilderness instructor.
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Frank Helling
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