Featured National Outings Trips
Stars, Strides, and Shakespeare: A 40+ Women's Adventure in Southern Oregon, Aug 9–15, 2014.
Dayhike through old-growth forests, across meadows, and to rocky peaks and mountain lakes and spend evenings relaxing under the stars. We'll visit Crater Lake, a chocolate confectioner, and a winery, too.
Rae Lakes and the Kings Canyon High Country, California, Aug 30–Sep 6, 2014.
Explore the Kings Canyon high country on a backpack journey featuring two days in the exceptional Rae Lakes area. We'll cross two 11,000-foot passes and enjoy views of Painted Lady and Fin Dome.
Wind River Range Restoration, Wyoming, Aug 31–Sep 6, 2014.
Rewarding trail work awaits us in the high mountains of west-central Wyoming. We'll see abundant wildlife, alpine meadows, lakes, and glorious landscapes of wildflowers and granite peaks.
Backpacking Olympic National Park: Enchanted Valley and LaCrosse Basin, Washington, Sep 2–10, 2014.
Backpack the beautiful Enchanted Valley and the seldom visited LaCrosse Basin. We'll experience the full diversity of ecosystems within this region, including rainforests, glaciers, and fabulous mountain scenery.
Madagascar Meander, Sep 24–Oct 9, 2014.
Discover mammals, orchids, and other unique species, including the world's largest population, on remote and exotic Madagascar. We'll also visit verdant rainforests, spiny dry forests, and coastal dune habitats.
Autumn Hikes in the Colorful Catskills, New York, Sep 28–Oct 4, 2014.
Hike the scenic Catskills as trees turn brilliant shades of gold and red. We'll visit New York's highest waterfall, the site of the first mountaintop hotel, and remote mountain peaks, and stay in a comfortable mountain lodge.
Historic Bartow-Pell Conservancy Service, New York City, Oct 12–19, 2014.
Work on the trails around a historic mansion in Pelham Bay Park, New York City's largest park. We'll stay at a Manhattan hostel and sample the city's culture, food, and entertainment.
Focus on Birds in Ecuador's Highlands and Lowlands, Oct 19–Nov 7, 2014.
Search for exciting birds in spectacular scenery from the Andean highlands to the Napo River lowlands. Accompanied by a master bird guide, we can anticipate early mornings and many hours searching for birds.
Natural Highlights of Costa Rica, Dec 16–28, 2014.
Sample Costa Rica's major ecosystems on a visit to six national parks and two private reserves. We'll explore secluded waterfalls, search for wildlife by boat, snorkel in the ocean, and bathe in hot springs.