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
13 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in California’s national parks, from Sequoia and Yosemite to Lassen and Redwood. Experience fascinating stops in Mono Lake, Lake Tahoe, Shasta Dam and Mendocino. This California adventure spotlights the state’s topographic and climatic diversity, from the desert of the Eastern Sierra, across the mountains to the rugged North Coast.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile over varied terrain on paved and unpaved paths; standing 60 minutes. Elevations of 3,000-9,000 feet. This is a classic auto tour of California National Parks with long distances traveled over a short amount of time. This program covers over 1,300 miles of rural California.This program includes long bus rides to reach each unique, rural site that is included in the itinerary.

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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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