Vacations To Go


Day 7- Thursday- July 22nd


Day 7 Thursday July 22nd  
Autumn, Mark, Paul, Ray & Sherry:      
  Do: Own Breakfast-Curry Village Gift and Grocery  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Yosesmite Valley  
    (Go out of the valley. Turn left on Southside Dr and left again on Wawona Rd).  
10:00 a.m. Arrive: Wawona 30
  See: Wawona Visitor Center  
    Pioneer Yosemite History Center-
Consists of historic structures from different eras of Yosemite history. Originally constructed in different locations throughout Yosemite, they were moved to Wawona in the 1950s and 1960s. As you walk among them, it is important to remember that the area does not represent a village. Instead, each building represents a different chapter in the Yosemite story. Allow Yosemite history to come to life as you travel back in time to an era of horse-drawn wagons, covered bridges, and log cabins.
11:30 a.m. Depart: Wawona  
    (Continue south on Hwy 41. Turn left at a roundabout on Mariposa Grove Rd to the Mariposa Grove parking area.)  
11:45 a.m.   Big Trees Loop (.3 miles)-Winding through a forest with many giant sequoias, this trail features the Fallen Monarch and interpretive panels on the life and ecology of giant sequoias. This loop is relatively flat and is wheelchair accessible. 7
  OR Grizzly Giant Loop Trail (2.1 miles roundtrip)- Hike past notable trees such as the Bachelor and Three Graces, the Grizzly Giant, and the California Tunnel Tree. Visitors with a valid disaboled placard can drive as far as the Grizzly Giant parking and enjoy the grove via a section of trail that is wheelchair accessible.  
12:30 a.m. Depart: Mariposa  
    (Go back on Mariposa Grove Rd. Continue left/south on Hwy 41.)  
2:10 p.m. Arrive: Fresno, CA 64
  Get: Gas  
2:30 p.m. Depart: Fresno  
    (Turn left/east on Hwy 180.)  
3:35 p.m. Arrive: Grant Village, CA 57
  Do: Kings Canyon Visitor Center (9-5)  
    (Go west on Grant Tree Rd.)  
5 min   General Grant Tree (1/3 mile paved trail)
2nd largest sequoia in the world is 270 feet tall and 107 feet around at its base. The tree was named in 1867 to honor Ulysses S. Grant, and was coined "the Nation's Christmas Tree" by President Calvin Coolidge. Visit the historic Gamlin Cabin and the Fallen Monarch along this 1/3 mile (.5 km) paved trail. Start at the General Grant Tree Parking area, 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of the Kings Canyon Visitor Center.
    Grant Grove Market  
    Grant Grove Courtyard Dining (lunch 11:30-3, dinner 5-8)-courtyard or patio only
Soup, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pizza $11-$14.50
    John Muir Lodge  
  Depart: Grant Village  
    (Continue north on Hwy 180.)  
1 hr Arrive: Cedar Grove 29
  Lodge: Cedar Grove $166 Paid-$172
Cancel 2 days before; Check in before 9 p.m.
Sherry & Ray-Queen $332.00 (Paid $166 on 2/14)
Paul, Autumn & Mark- 2 Queens $344.00
Barb, Tim & Beau- 2 Queens $344.00
(AC, bathroom, ipod docking station, gift shop/market, laundry, complimentary lite breakfast)