When we learned that we would not be able to take our group to Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park, we scouted around for a suitable substitute. We kept our flights intact to Reedley, then bused just 30 minutes away to Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, California's first dude ranch. There may or may not have been a bus trip into the National Park today, which may or may not have involved the illegal parking of a bus in order that our pilots may or may not enjoy the Grant Grove. A beautiful picnic and hike at Hume Lake topped off the bus tour, and a sing-a-long hayride--pulled by horses Ben and Jerry--topped off our stay at Wonder Valley.
Cat Herder (aka Marisa) has been guiding pilot tours in the American West for over twenty years. Keep tabs on your Parkwest pilot friends, National Park news and other tidbits here!