Featured National Outings Trips
To Hell and Back: Service in Hells Canyon, Idaho, Apr 11–18, 2015.
Jet-boat up the Snake River into Hell's Canyon Wilderness to assist with trail restoration and brushing, with time off to fish, hike scenic canyon trails, or explore our colorful surroundings.
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.
City in a Garden: Spring Service in Chicago, Illinois, May 3–9, 2015.
Explore the vibrant culture and environmental diversity of Chicago while working to protect two of the city's jewels, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. During downtime, we'll visit museums and enjoy extraordinary ethnic meals.
Wildlife and Photography Cruise, Prince William Sound, Alaska, May 16–23, 2015.
Explore and photograph the richness and wonder of spring in Alaska aboard our historic 12-passenger yacht. We'll observe migrating birds, marine mammals, and often bears, fresh out of a long winter of hibernation.
Hiking Japan's Ancient Buddhist Trails, Rainforests, and Volcanoes, Kyushu, May 18–30, 2015.
Embark on a cultural journey in historic Japan. We will hike among active volcanoes and on ancient Buddhist trails on Kyushu Island, visit secluded temples, soak in hot thermal springs, and dine on fresh local cuisine.
Botswana and Zimbabwe: A Living Eden, Jun 4–16, 2015.
Explore vast savannas with free ranging herds of graceful antelope, all the big cats, giraffes, hyenas, and 500 species of spectacular birds. We'll have plenty of time to observe, photograph, and visit famous Victoria Falls.
Rafting Among Glaciers and Grizzlies: Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers, Alaska and British Columbia, Jul 1–11, 2015.
The Tatshenshini offers arguably the world's premier mountain rafting experience. On our 140-mile adventure, we'll float through nonpolar icefields amid the towering St. Elias Mountains, visit an eagle preserve, explore the massive Walker Glacier, and more.
Biodiversity and Day Hikes in Olympic National Park, Washington, Jul 12–17, 2015.
Discover the remarkable diversity of Olympic National Park as we day hike among giant rainforest trees, wander among Pacific beaches, and scramble over wind-sculpted ridges with an expert naturalist.
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.
Tableland Tramp: Hiking Among the High Lakes of Sequoia National Park, California, Aug 20–24, 2015.
This is a quick five-day backpack on a mostly cross-country route into a fantastic backcountry basin above timberline. We’ll camp by lakes and soak in huge “top of the world” vistas, looking out on granite canyons below us.
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.
Exploring Exotic Ecuador: Amazon, Andes, and the Coast, Dec 22, 2015–Jan 3, 2016.
On this Ecuador sampler trip, we'll discover the Amazon rainforest via canoe and guided hikes; travel by boat to an offshore island seabird nesting area and snorkel coral reefs; and explore Quito, colonial Cuenca, and village markets.