Trip Number:  
1822

Title:        
BEST OF YOSEMITE: VALLEY FLOOR TO THE HI SIERRA 

Dates:        
June 28-July 7, 2018

Price:        
$2,850

First Publication: 1707            Last Publication: 1804


Web Instructions: Apr17, hiking 


Web Notice:

Yosemite is known the world over as an incomparable natural wonder with
its 3000 ft. granite walls, leaping waterfalls and abundant trails. It
offers world class vistas of mountains, canyons, meadows and rivers with
extraordinary variations of color, shading and shadows as the sun moves
across the horizon. Join AMC as we explore the High Sierra, Yosemite
Valley and the incomparable falls of Yosemite - the legendary landmarks
in one of our grandest national parks. Stay at Grand hotels and High
Sierra Camps for a well rounded experience. Daily hikes are all
Intermediate Level: Length 6 - 10 miles, with elevation gains of up to
2,500 ft. We expect to be on the trail about five to seven hours each
day. We hike at a moderate pace and maintain a slower but steady pace on
grades. Participants should have strength and endurance demonstrated by
recent and regular mountain hiking experience. June is one of the best
months to visit Yosemite. The waterfalls will be abundant and the
scenery is fantastic, and we will be there just before and during the
July 4th holiday. Frequently seen wildlife includes mule deer, big horn
sheep, coyotes, beaver, black bears, fox, and marmots along with
Peregrine falcons, owls, dippers and blue grouse. The elevation range of
our activities will be 4,000 ft. to 13,000 ft. Most of the time we are
above the tree line with sweeping 360 degree views. Rain is unusual.
Temperatures range from cool to hot so must be prepared for a variety of
temperatures. It's a busy place, but well-ordered. We will dine
primarily at the cafeterias and delis which offer a wide variety of
food. The sprawling valley floor and village includes a visitor center,
shopping, a pizza place, coffee bar, grocery store, sandwich shop,
outdoor equipment shop and an amphitheater with evening programs.
Frequent shuttles stop at Valley trailheads and other popular
destinations. Land costs include all meals, park entrance fees, tax, and
meal gratuity; airport transfers and transportation throughout the trip;
leadership and naturalist. Airfare not included.

Info Tag:

For details contact L Roger Scholl, nhiceclimb@yahoo.com, 603-674-5909;
CL Barbara Dyer, barbaraadyer@gmail.com, 508-735-3281.

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