Featured National Outings Trips
Cycling Missouri's Historic Katy Trail, May 31–Jun 6, 2015.
Bicycle in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along America’s longest rails-to-trails bike path. Accompanied by local interpreters, we’ll explore river towns, rolling farmland, wineries, and historic Arrow Rock.
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.
Intriguing Mongolia Trek, Aug 1–14, 2015.
Immerse yourself in a Mongolian wilderness as we trek through forest and mountain ranges to a stunning lake with abundant wildlife. This challenging but rewarding Mongolia tour will take us to areas few people have ever seen.
Music in the Mountains: Stanislaus and Toiyabe National Forests, California, Aug 2–8, 2015.
On this memorable summer adventure, we'll hike on national forest and wilderness trails, play in alpine lakes, and attend two evening concerts featuring performances by a full symphony orchestra in a unique mountain setting.
High Alpine Lakes and Llamas in the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado, Aug 3–7, 2015.
Explore the highest, most pristine country in the Sn Juan Mountains. Llamas will tote our loads, leaving us free to wander among the flowered carpets of alpine tundra and discover hidden lakes and expansive views.
Family Rafting in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, Aug 3–6, 2015.
Raft wild rapids through spectacular scenery in the Canyons of Lodore, Echo Park, and Split Mountain Gorge, where dinosaurs once thrived. We'll hike side canyons, paddle inflatable kayaks, swim, and watch for bighorn sheep.
High Lakes of Yosemite National Park, California, Aug 16–24, 2015.
Bask in glorious Yosemite light on our journey to the remote Lyell Fork of the Merced River. For experienced hikers, our 50-plus-mile on-trail route offers unforgettable panoramas and idyllic alpine lakes.
Ring the Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, Aug 16–22, 2015.
Help repair the park boundary fence to protect one of the Southwest's most beautiful destinations. We'll base camp in the park with a day-off to explore nearby attractions.
Lake Basin High Country, Kings Canyon National Park, California, Aug 21–29, 2015.
Trek to Dusy Basin, where the striking peaks of the Palisades and the Black Divide dominate the skyline. The highlight of our journey will be remote Lake Basin, which we'll reach by a cross-country route.
Scuba Service in Monterey Bay's Kelp Forest, California, Sep 12–19, 2015.
Scuba dive one of the most stunning underwater habitats on Earth. We'll assist local scientists with information gathering, invasive kelp removal, and coastal cleanup in the National Marine Sanctuary.
Habitat and History at Fort Ord, Monterey, California, Oct 18–25, 2015.
Work on habitat restoration projects on some of the last undeveloped lands on the Monterey Peninsula. Days off may be spent hiking, beachcombing, or visiting the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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.