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Yosemite Scenic

TRIP DATE MAY 21 - 25, 2022

     Trip is Full.
Contact Arlen Isham at 


Start Date:
May 21, 2022  
 Trip Coordinator (TC):
 Arlen Isham
End Date:
May 25, 2022    TC email:
Full Package Price: 
Land Package Price:  $751*      
Single Supplement add'l: $690    Final Payment Date:
 March 21, 2022
Deposit: 15%
Total Participants:
*All prices are: based on payment by credit card. A 2.99% discount will be deducted for each payment by check.


Why Choose This Trip?

This is your chance to join me on a trip with SCSC next May 2022.    Travel with me as I show you the best way to maximize your experience on this scenic trip to one of the beautiful National Parks of the United States.   If you are not a hiker, you will still be able to see and enjoy this great National Park.   The shuttle system will allow you to move around the park to visit and explore the wonders of this magnificent park.


You will see climbers on the famous El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls, Bridle Vail Falls, up close and personal.   You can get as wet as you want.  In the Spring, the snow runoff provides huge volumes of water over the various falls.


See the amazing half dome.  Our group won’t be doing the 16-mile hike to the top, but you can choose to hike up toward Nevada and Vernal Falls which is the route to half dome.   We will visit Glacier Point to show you a great view of the whole valley toward half dome. 


On our visit to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, you will see trees almost 300 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter.   




You can choose to have lunch or a coffee in the magnificent Ahwahnee, a “Grand Hotel”.  Our rooms are not there because they are about $600 per night.  


Take this opportunity to visit Yosemite National Park, rated as the 2nd or 3rd best United States National parks in the group of Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon.

Trip Description


Day 1 – May 21 -  We fly to Oakland on an early Saturday morning flight via Southwest Airlines flight; but you can choose your own airline with an early arrival to Oakland.   We will pick up our three passenger vans with about 7 people in each van.     The drive to Yosemite is only about 176 miles from Oakland, so we could arrive in time for an afternoon visit to the national park. Each day, we will enter the park either with our vans, or we can use the bus system for the 17-mile trip to the entrance of the park.  


Day 2 –May 22 - Enter the park.   Participants can tour the park by using the Yosemite shuttle system to sight see or hike.


Day 3 – May 23 – Visit the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias - Located about an hour from the hotel in the southern portion of Yosemite, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is the largest sequoia grove in Yosemite and is home to over 500 mature giant sequoias.   This would be about a half day.  


Return to the main Yosemite Park in the afternoon or take an afternoon drive to Tuolumne Meadows via route 120 over Tioga Pass.  This drive will be subject to the pass being open in late May.   Beautiful Scenery.


Day 4 – May 24 – Return to Yosemite National Park to explore at your convenience.  You will again have the option of riding the vans into the park and returning by bus.  


Day 5 – May 25 – Return to Oakland Airport. Participants can do an extension into San Francisco or Napa Valley.  Our trip back to Oakland, CA. will get us back for our afternoon flights back to Houston or for possible extensions to San Francisco.


Our lodging at Yosemite will be at the Yosemite View Lodge Just 8.7 mi from Yosemite National Park, Yosemite View Lodge is located along the Merced River and features 4 pools and a hot tub. A restaurant and bar are located on site. All guest rooms feature a kitchenette.


Featuring a spa bath, all rooms include a TV with cable channels. Comfortably furnished, each room is equipped with a coffee machine. Select units offer a river view.


Guests can dine at The River Restaurant & Lounge, which offers classic American breakfast and dinner, and is open all-year long. A convenience store is also available, as well as vending machines with drinks.

A 24-hour reception is offered at Yosemite View Lodge. Guests can relax in the one indoor pool, or at any of the three outdoor pools, as well as one indoor spa, and six outdoor spas. A game room is located on site.

This trip will fill quickly, don’t miss out.   It is very possible this trip will be full before the publication of the September Sitzmarke.  If so, get on the wait list.

Check this site periodically for updates. 

Trip Coordinator: Arlen Isham

When you register for this trip, all that you are required to do is pay your trip deposit of 15 % per person. You have until Final Payment Date to pay your balance.

If you are not familiar with the Space City cancellation policy, please read it HERE.

If all or any of the packages offered in this trip have sold out (i.e., they show as Filled on the Event Registration - Activities page), and you would still like to purchase them, then contact the TC to be put on a Wait List.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022 to Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal, Ca
Yosemite View Lodge
11136 CA-140
El Portal, CA  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Arlen R Isham
Trip Coordinator
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Yosemite Land Package