National Outings Tours and Treks
Side Canyons of the Escalante River, Utah, Apr 12–18, 2016.
Join our llama-supported exploration of two fabled side canyons of southern Utah's Escalante River. Discover natural wonders and history as we hike among desert varnish and towering red sandstone.
Beyond Hollywood: The Natural Beauty of Southern California, Apr 24–May 1, 2016.
Journey from stunning Pacific Coast vistas to grasslands and sage scrub, then inland to epic mountains and desert oases. Hike a variety of terrains, dine at local restaurants, and learn about local history and conservation.
Trips for the Military, Veterans, and their Families
High Mountain Ecology and Powder Skiing Workshop, Mar 6–9, 2016.
In partnership with Beartooth Powder Guides, powder skiing in the rugged and remote mountains that surround Cooke City will be our primary focus during the course. Traveling to the top of mountains under one's own physical power takes time and provides the perfect scenario for sharing and teaching our guests about avalanche safety, decision making, wildlife tracking, and high mountain ecology.
Volunteer Leader Training
National Outings Training Trip - Desert Backpacking, Apr 20–24, 2016.
Want to lead the trips in Sierra magazine? Then this training is for you! Grow your leadership and desert backpacking skills by leading your peers in the Galiuro Mountains above the giant saguaro cactus forests of the Sonoran Desert and among the huge Arizona cypress trees and towering Douglas firs. Spend your days honing your route finding and desert backpacking skills and your evenings discussing the joys and challenges of trip leading. Prior to the field section, develop your trip planning skills by designing your own “mock” outing in the four months prior to this trip.