Our cultural and wildlife journey takes us by rail and van to three incredible national parks where we'll have a good chance of seeing wild tigers, superb birds, and possibly all of the big game animals on the Indian subcontinent. We will explore the beguiling treasures of this ancient land, including the medieval monuments of Khajuraho, the sublimely magnificent Taj Mahal, and the mysterious lost temples reclaimed by the forest and taken over by big cats. Accommodations are in hotels and nature lodges.
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Southwest of Tucson, beneath an incomparable night sky, peaceful foothills surround our rustic lodging near Baboquivari Peak. We'll work to enhance grassland and woodland habitats of endangered species.
Trade in the winter doldrums for the crystal clear waters of Vieques, a peaceful Caribbean island with a complex history. Our trip will mix adventure and relaxation as we explore the island, learn about its history, take a guided kayak trip, snorkel, and relax on beautiful sandy beaches. Also included are guesthouse accommodations and nighttime paddling in a world-famous bioluminescent bay.
Moderately paced 8 mile, 1200’ gain hike in scenic Simi Hills, through chaparral, grasslands and oaks. Meet 8:30 AM at Doubletree trailhead in Oak Park (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd north 2.1 miles to Sunnycrest Dr, turn right and go 0.8 mile to signed trailhead on right and park along street). Bring 2 qts water, lunch, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
MAR 6-9 (THU-SUN) SPRING ATJOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CARCAMP
Visit Joshua Tree National Park when temperatures are cooler and wild flowers may be blooming. We may explore palm oases, boulder areas, and desert canyons or climb peaks within the Park. Camp in the Indian Cove campground (picnic tables, fire grates, and pit toilets). Bring your own drinking water or fill up at the Indian Cove Ranger Station. Hikes may be off trail. Some vehicle travel on dirt roads may be required. Cost is $30 per person and includes 3 nights of camping. $20 deposit required to confirm participation. Group size limited to 16. For reservation information call leader: Rich Juricich, firstname.lastname@example.org, 916-492-2181. Delta Sierra Group/ CNRCC DESERT COMMITTEE
Venture with us through the redwoods of the Oakland hills and learn about the early logging industry. Meet at the Trudeau Conference Center near the junction of Joaquin Miller Road and Skyline Blvd. Bring food to share at our traditional potluck lunch.
Meet Mt Tamalpais Rock Springs parking area. Carpool 8:30am Edgewood at Canada Road. Leader Bob Frost 650.493 8272 email@example.com
O: 20s30s40s Aliso Creek Urban Stroll: Get your Evening Workout outdoors, join us at El Toro Park in the City of Lake Forest for a moderately paced 6 mile roundtrip walk on the paved Aliso Creek Trail. Slight uphill grade. Meet at El Toro Park in front of the restrooms at Larkwood Lane & Arrowwood Street in Lake Forest. Bring water, snacks, and flashlight. Optional dinner afterwards.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Moderate to strenuous, 4-6 mi rt. Well-behaved dogs welcome. Meet 6 pm every Tue & Thu at Antelope Valley--Palmdale rideshare pt, Bring hiking shoes, flashlight, water, a sweater or jacket, USFS parking pass.
Not for beginners. 5-8 mi in 2 hours with many hills through various areas on the Peninsula. Multiple speed groups. Start in the slowest group and work your way up. (The faster groups may not be able to wait for anyone who cannot keep up.) Please come early so that everyone can sign the Waiver by 6:30. Meet in the Peninsula Center parking lot near the SW corner of Hawthorne and Silver Spur (click "Get Directions" for map).
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