Wild Alaska Day Hiking and Touring by Land, Sea, and Air
June 24-July 3, 2018
A spectacular trip for those looking to sample Alaska with only a daypack! Due to popular demand, we are offering a second session of this trip in 2018. On this spectacular journey, we will be hiking and sightseeing during the day, staying in comfortable lodging at night, and eating fresh seafood and local grub all through the long days of Alaska's ephemeral summer. We will spend 10 days and 9 nights exploring Anchorage and the Chugach mountain range, Denali National Park, and rub elbows with the locals in the funky mountain town of Talkeetna (perhaps the model for the TV show, "Northern Exposure").
An 8 hours RT Denali NP Transit Shuttle to Eielson Visitor Center (mile 66) allows us to see high-alpine tundra, tremendous views of Denali on clear days, and chances to see large mammals such as grizzly bears and caribou. These buses stop for wildlife viewing, restroom stops and beautiful scenery, just like tour buses. We will also explore a 7.5 hours Kenai Fjords National Park's marine life and glaciers on a cruise in the fishing port of Seward. For more details, see the activity listing: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/1025….
Greek Island Hiking Odyssey
October 12-24, 2018
From Athens to Crete, Santorini to Mykonos and Delos, with many hidden treasures in between, join us on this fantastic hiking adventure of the Greek Isles. Be tempted by tasty local cuisine and volcanic wines or the celebratory tones of Raki. Gaze endlessly at the bluest of seas and become lost in the labyrinth of cobbled lanes leading to peaceful coves and sun swept beaches. Hike over Classical Greek ruins and learn how this early civilization shaped the very world we exist in today. The god Apollo himself was born on these islands, so could there be a more appropriate place for a journey of discovery? Our trip is an active hiking excursion that is full of variety, including Crete's legendary hike through the Samaria Gorge, and the most famous hike of the Cycladic Islands - along Santorini's legendary caldera between Fira and Oia towns. For more information and registration, see the activity listing: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/1014…;