Featured National Outings Trips
Critical Bird Habitat Restoration on Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii, Mar 8–14, 2015.
Assist a critically endangered species of honeycreeper. We'll spend four days working to restore and expand the forest, then reward ourselves with a short excursion to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Saving the San Pedro River, Arizona, Mar 15–21, 2015.
Help secure and save the last remaining undammed river in Arizona. We'll work with the Nature Conservancy on various projects to protect this critical river and flyway.
Springtime Hike, Bike, and Float in the Mojave Desert, Nevada, Apr 5–11, 2015.
Experience some of the West's most dazzling redrock country by foot, bicycle, and raft during the most beautiful time of the year. We'll bike the Railroad Trail, raft down the Colorado River, and enjoy three days of varied hiking.
Beyond Hollywood: The Natural Beauty of Southern California, Apr 19–26, 2015.
Travel from stunning Pacific Coast vistas to grasslands and sage scrub, then inland to epic mountains and desert oases. We'll hike a variety of terrains, dine at local restaurants, and learn about history along the way.
Wildflowers and Waterfalls: Dayhiking in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon and Washington, May 10–15, 2015.
Day hike through amazing spring wildflower displays while viewing waterfalls cascading from the sheer basalt walls of the Columbia River Gorge. We'll return each evening to a comfortable house and delicious meals.
Travels on the Ancient Tea Horse Road, China, May 24–Jun 7, 2015.
Follow an ancient trade route from Dali toward Tibet, stopping to explore traditional towns and villages and meet local people. Along the way, we'll visit soaring mountains, deep river valleys, and ancient monasteries.
Southern Sierra on the Pacific Crest Trail, California, May 30–Jun 6, 2015.
Hike a 40-mile segment of the iconic PCT, following the Sierra Crest from Kennedy Meadows to Trail Pass. As we climb, we'll savor grand views of the Golden Trout meadows and the Eastern Sierra.
Ridges, Rivers, Rainforests, and Waves in Olympic National Park, Washington, Jun 14–19, 2015.
Discover the remarkable diversity of Olympic National Park, a World Heritage site packed with rainforests, Pacific beaches, mountain ridges, rivers, lakes, and abundant wildlife.
Wilderness Backpacking in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory, Jul 21–27, 2015.
Embark on a moderate wilderness backpacking trip into the Yukon's Kluane National Park, a land a snow-capped mountains, free-flowing rivers, glaciers, and abundant wildlife.
Kayaking the Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii, Aug 8–14, 2015.
Paddle a rugged coastline featuring stunning scenery, rolling swells, and wilderness campsites. We'll watch for endangerered Hawaiian monk seals and spend evenings in a campground only accessible by trail or boat.
Tanzania Safari in the Footsteps of the Maasai, Aug 20–30, 2015.
Embark on a unique safari in Tanzania, Africa, rich in wildlife, culture, and spectacular wilderness. We'll encounter hordes of lions, cheetahs, zebras, and elephants as we visit Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and more.
High Peaks and Huts of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, Sep 13–18, 2015.
Hike the trails of the White Mountains in view of Mt. Washington, the Northeast's highest peak, with evenings in huts offering comfortable bunk rooms and hearty meals.
Magical Morocco: From Casbahs to Camels, Sep 26–Oct 11, 2015.
Explore exotic Morocco as we visit the imperial and medieval cities of Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech. We'll roam into deep mountain gorges, explore Berber villages, and trek at the foot of Morocco's highest mountain.