Sequoias to Redwoods: California National Park Medley

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. Long bus rides. 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 Wawona.
  • 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.

General Notes

Includes long distances via coach. Group size may reach up to 40 participants.
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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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Pam Huntley
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