4808
California
A High Sierra Wilderness Adventure
John Muir spent a lifetime advocating for the protection of the Sierra Nevada. Come see the wilderness he helped ensure as you join experts for an alpine learning adventure.
Rating (4.91)
Program No. 4808RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
899
Getting There
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At a Glance

Step out of the daily hustle and bustle to experience nature at its best in the John Muir Wilderness, the highly protected natural area that contains the most spectacular and highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Explore the high country with local experts, examining hot springs, alpine meadows, igneous and metamorphic rock formations, rushing streams and evidence of glacial activity.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking four miles daily over varied terrain. Optional hikes. Elevations of 7,400-8,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn to identify wildflowers and native grasses as well as a variety of trees, shrubs, birds and other fauna.
  • Discuss the history of the region including Native American presence, early explorations, ranching, Basque herders and the creation of man-made lakes.
  • Unwind with a dip in nearby hot springs or a sunrise yoga class facing the mountains.
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