Mountain Wildflowers for the Relaxed Botanist

July 11, 2014 to July 13, 2014

Come spend a weekend exploring the high country’s beautiful wildflowers. Leave the Valley crowds behind, and join us on a relaxing three-day quest for vibrant wildflowers and other interesting flora from your base at White Wolf. Dark “snow forest,” granite rock gardens, spongy sphagnum bog, open slopes and the lush aspen groves of “Harden’s Gardens” provide a wealth of floral diversity. Led by an expert naturalist, you’re sure to enjoy this weekend of fun and learning, whether you’re a novice or an experienced botanist. Program begins Friday morning at White Wolf Lodge and runs through Sunday afternoon.

Experience package includes camping July 10–14 at White Wolf Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at White Wolf Lodge July 10–14. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Take a quick glimpse of the topics that will be discussed by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Wildflowers.

Hiking: Easy to moderate; up to 4 miles a day, some off-trail
Elevation: 7,000'
Experience package: $199
Leader: Michael Ross
Guide
Micheal Elsohn Ross, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross has led Outdoor and Custom Adventures for Yosemite Conservancy since 1977. He is the award-winning author of 42 books for young people including “Baby Bear Isn't Hungry”, “The Happy Camper Handbook”, “The World of Small”, and “Snug as a Bug”. He teaches children’s book writing workshops and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the world. Michael is passionate about sharing Yosemite’s diversity to newcomers and long-time park enthusiasts. He lives with his family near the park in a home overlooking the Merced River.