Walking distances up to 1 mile on smooth, flat terrain.
At the hotel, enjoy a buffet with assorted toast, fresh fruit, yogurt plus fruit juice, coffee, tea, milk, and water.
Visit the Kings Canyon Visitor Center in Grant Grove Village before continuing onto General Grant Tree, one of the five largest trees on earth. Located in the General Grant Grove and named after General Ulysses S. Grant, the giant sequoia is arguably the largest living creature on Earth. A relative of the coastal redwood – the tallest tree on Earth – the giant sequoia reaches a height of well over 200 feet and can live to several thousand years. The General Grant Tree is estimated to be close to 1,700 years old while the General Sherman Tree is estimated to be between 2,600 to 2,700 years old.
Enjoy a picnic lunch.
Visit Roaring River Falls during a short, relaxing hike. Created by the snowmelt running through the canyon, the falls drop nearly 40 feet off a narrow ledge into the pool below. As we leisurely make our way to the Falls, we’ll have excellent views of the Kings River and the surrounding granite cliffs, including Grand Sentinel (8,518 feet) and North Dome (8,717 feet) while receiving commentary about the natural history and storytelling.
At a local restaurant, enjoy a plated dinner including entrée, rolls and butter, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Enjoy a living history program, An Evening with John Muir. Born in Scotland in 1838, Muir emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1849. During his lifetime, he was a farmer, inventor, sheepherder, explorer, botanist. and writer but he is best known as America's most famous and influential naturalist, conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club. Often called the “Father of our National Park System,” Muir’s writings and efforts resulted in Congress creating Yosemite National Park. He was also involved in the creation of the Grand Canyon, Kings Canyon, Petrified Forest, and Mount Rainier National Parks.