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The World Outdoors, Yosemite-Kings Canyon-Sequoia Hiker Tour
Dates: 2008: June 8-13, August 24-29 (singles), September 7-12.
Activities: Hike (4 1/2 days) and
free time (1 day).
Trip Itinerary: Hike California's Renowned National
Parks Hike three of the nation's finest natural wonders –
Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. These
treasured parks provide a stunning landscape of giant sequoia
trees, tumbling waterfalls, alpine lakes, and granite peaks. You'll
be in constant awe hiking amid this natural grandeur. In the
evenings, we relax in historic inns enjoying sumptuous meals at
the area's finest restaurants.
Days 1-3 Kings Canyon-Sequoia. From Fresno we
shuttle to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. On our first
hike we're treated with superb views into the depths of Redwood
Canyon and the spectacular alpine peaks of the Great Western
Divide. We next trek deep into the backcountry of Kings Canyon
to Mist Falls, passing through old growth forest and by
cascading streams. Our final hike here takes us through majestic
stands of sequoia trees in Giant Forest and then via the High
Sierra Trail to lush Crescent Meadow and, optionally, to Moro
Days 4-6 Yosemite. First we hike to Taft Point,
which offers breathtaking views of El Capitan and the Yosemite
Valley. The following day is spent on the little-known Panaorama
Trail, with cascading waterfalls, granite monoliths and
magnificent views of the valley below. On our final day you are
free to explore in Yosemite Valley. You have the option to hike
the many trails that dot the valley floor, horseback ride to Mirror
Lake, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. Our trip concludes
following a shuttle back to Fresno.
Inn Highlights Beautifully crafted of cedar and
stone and located within Sequoia National Park, Wuksachi Lodge
is perched on a rocky outcropping some 7,200 feet above sea
level with panoramic views of the high Sierra. The Appletree Inn
is a quaint cottage style resort situated on 11 wooded acres.
Situated on the banks of the Merced River and at the doorstep to
the national park, Yosemite View Lodge provides all the
comforts of home.