Welcome to the Wilderness Adventures Section!
We're dedicated to exploring and preserving the outdoors, with trips that range from urban walks and dayhikes in the local mountains to weekend lodge excursions, backpacks, ski/ snowshoe outings, and bus trips to far-flung places.
We welcome individuals, couples and families of all ages and from all geographic regions on our outings.
About the Wilderness Adventures Section
We believe that when you're passionate about the outdoors you work to protect it. We help people discover and enjoy the earth's wilderness, mountains, wetlands, woodlands, seashores, rivers, desert and plains.
Our outings take place all throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, as well as Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada and beyond. We've taken groups to the Grand Canyon, the Humboldt redwoods, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Bryce and Zion National Parks and more.
Leave early Thanksgiving morning to spend Thanksgiving weekend in spectacular Grand Cyn National Park. Our bus will get us to the South Rim in time to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner (on your own, not part of the trip cost) at the historic El Tovar Hotel or at other locations nearby. Friday and Saturday you'll see spectacular vistas on dayhikes along the South Rim and partway into the canyon, and explore interesting architecture and cultural sites. Easier/more difficult hiking options will be offered.
We'll stay Thanksgiving and Friday nights at the comfortable Maswik Lodge on the South Rim, and Saturday night in historic Williams, AZ on Route 66. On Saturday afternoon you can either ride our bus to Williams or take an optional historic train excursion to Williams on the Grand Cyn Railway. Our bus will leave Williams Sunday morning to get us back to LA Sunday evening.
The cost of $495 includes all lodging, chartered bus transportation, bus snacks/drinks, and Sunday lunch on the way home. Lodging is 2 people per room (2 beds). Single sign-ups are welcome! We'll pair you with another person of the same gender.
Not included in the trip cost is the optional train ride to Williams ($54 est); Thanksgiving dinner or any other meals except Sunday lunch on the bus ride home.
If you sign up and need to cancel later you can do so without penalty until Oct. 24, 2015. Oct 25 or after, you'll receive a refund only if the trip is full and someone else takes your spot. All refunds Oct. 25 or after will incur a 10% cancellation penalty regardless of whether someone else takes your spot.
To sign up, you must send ALL of the following: Your email; one self-addressed, stamped envelope; your home, work and cell phones; your address; and a check for $400 per person (payable to The Wilderness Adventures Section), PLUS an additional $54 deposit per person for the train excursion group rate. Send everything to trip reservationist Beth Martin, 530 S. Lake Ave. #708, Pasadena, CA 91101. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Trip leaders: Keith and Beth Martin, Andrea Alba, Jane Simpson.