Trip List

Trip List !

A List of Existing and Proposed Trips

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- Existing Trips -

These are trips that have been planned and detailed out and are available for sign up unless indicated otherwise. If you want to sign up for a trip or to be placed on the trip information and mailing list, then go to our: Contact Page.

 

 

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How about an early summer camping and bicycle tour on the scenic roads of the Eastern Sierra? This is a base camp tour, where we locate in various towns of the E. Sierra, riding for 2 or 3 days in a specific location before loading up our cars and moving on to the next location. Everyone makes their own campsite reservations and provides their own camping and food supplies. We will supply the planning, maps and social hour snacks. Sag support is not generally supplied, however particularly hard days may find someone volunteering to provide vehicle support. Everyone supplies their own transportation between riding locations. Lodging is also possible in most locations. The base locations are Bishop, Crowley Lake, Lee Vining, and Markleeville. If you think you might be interested in participating in this base camp type tour, go to our contact page and add your name to the information list for that trip. Sign Up for the trip begins on Jan. 3, 2017. You can participate in part or all of the trip. http://pub.lucidpress.com/405150f1-dd14-4061-9e16-2261324c29c4/

 

Margy and I have been hiking, trekking, and climbing in the Italian Dolomite's for several years on our own and have had an absolutely great time. Now, we are prepared to bring other like minded souls with us so that we can show you these wonderful valleys, passes, and peaks. The idea is for us to find nice affordable lodging in each area, spending several days in one place exploring the local trails, and then moving on to the next locale. Food will be provided by our accommodation, local restaurants, and grocery stores. We will use public transportation such as trains, buses, and even a taxi now and then to get to each region and trail head. The hikes will consist of daily excursions from our lodging with the occasional overnight stay in a mountain hut. Below are some links that will give you a flavor for the various places we will be going:

Corvara, Dolomite's: http://www.alta-badia.org/en/mountains-and-hiking/

Cortina, Dolomite's: http://cortina.dolomiti.org/index.cfm/foto-video-eng/Photo-gallery/

If you our interested, go to our Contact Page and place yourself on the update list. We plan on accepting sign ups on Mar. 10, 2017.

- Proposed Trips -

These are trips that we are proposing to organize, but they are still in the planning stage. A date may be indicated but not necessarily finalized. If you think you might be interested in one of these trips, place yourself on the Information and Update List by going to our contact page. The advantage of being on this list is that you will be notified first when the planning for a trip is finalized. Contact Page.

 

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Located on the east side of the Sierra Mountains is beautiful Lake Tahoe situated at about 7,000’. This is the second deepest lake in the U.S. Despite the fact that this beautiful clear water lake has many towns located along it’s vast shore line, it has a fair amount of wilderness, particularly along portions of the western and eastern shorelines. This trip will present us with the opportunity to stay in civilized accommodations as well as camping for those who want to save a little money. The lake is bounded on all sides by high mountains giving panoramic vistas from all points on the lake. The lake is shared by both California and Nevada giving us the opportunity to partake of the amenities of both states. I suspect this little trip will take 5 days to complete. If you think you might be interested in this trip, you can sign up on June 1, 2017 by going to our Contact Page.

 

It has been many years since Margy and I have done any paddling in the Sea of Cortez. With a lot of free time on our hands and an itch to look for warm weather, we figure a couple of weeks down in the warm waters of Baja, will be a great adventure and vacation. This will be a base camp sort of trip in which we will drive to various locations along the west shore line of The Sea of Cortez looking for suitable day paddles and the occasional overnighter. We will primarily camp, but if the occasional palapa or lodging is available, we’ll go for it. We’ll probably meet somewhere on the US side of the border, cross at Mexicali and head south to San Felipe for our first nights stay. After that we will head down the now paved road stopping at various places along the way for our kayking fun. Some possible paddling spots are Puertecitos, Sea Lion Islands, Bahia San Luis Gonzaga, and Bahia de Los Angeles. If you think you might be interested in this trip, be sure to go to our Contact Page and put yourself on this specific trip mailing list, and we will let you know when we have complete details.

 

The South Island of New Zealand contains a vast array of hiking possibilities from casual day hikes, hut to hut treks, and even a long distance hike from one end of the country to the other. Our focus will be on various day hikes scattered throughout the South Island with an emphasis on hiking in the Southern Alps. Wonderful places like the Banks Peninsula, Mt. Cook National Park, Mt. Aspiring National Park, Queenstown, Milford Sound, and others. Christchurch will be the start and finish of our explorations. After arrival in Christchurch, we will all spend a couple of days exploring the city before picking up our van and heading out. Our first hiking experience will likely be The Banks Peninsula Walk just outside of Christchurch. After that, we will head for Arthurs Pass, and all the hiking areas to the south in the Southern Alps. This is not a camping trip, but we will look for low cost lodging such as cabins, hostels, B&B's, and motels to keep our costs down. Our food will come from restaurants and self catering kitchens at the various places we stay. If you are interested in this trip, go to our Contact Page to be notified when we have details for this trip completed. Also, feel free to call or write if you have any questions.

 

Death Valley & High Desert Wander - Mar. 2018 (10 Days) - From Bishop, CA

We have revamped the Death Valley tour that we have put on for several years. This new and improved version features diverse terrain with elevations between -238' and 7,000'. The start is in Bishop and heads south through the Owens Valley to Lone Pine. From there we head into Death Valley with stops in Darwin, Panamint Springs, Stovepipe Wells, and Furnace Creek. Next, we head south through Badwater and out of the national park to the town of Shoshone for a day off to enjoy the hot springs, local hikes, and a nearby date farm. We return to Furnace Creek for one night, followed by a potentially hard day to a campsite near Scotty's Castle, hopefully with time to visit the castle itself. After that, we find ourselves riding to a couple of remote towns in the high Nevada desert. The ghost town of Gold Point and the hay growing town of Dyer are so small and so remote that even some of the people that live here in the E. Sierra don't know where they are. The last day of the tour is a dooozy ...... you have two passes to climb plus the ascent to our starting point in Bishop. This will be a vehicle supported camping trip. If you are interested in this trip, go to our Contact Page to be notified when we have complete details for this trip. Feel free to call or write if you have any questions.

 

Join us for a cycling vacation in two spectacular mountain regions of Austria. This will be a hotel based trip where we will pick a hotel in each region and venture out each day with a choice of a multitude of rides. If we share rooms, the cost of this trip will be very reasonable. Both of these regions are recreation centers featuring road riding, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, hang gliding, river rafting ..... you name it. Even though our primary purpose is to cycle, there will be opportunities to try some of the other sports. We will probably go to the Zillertal Valley for our first week of riding. After that, we'll hop aboard a local train for a two to three hour ride to Zell am See. Check out the following websites to get more information for each area.

If you think you might be interested in this trip and need more information, go to our Contact Page to get on the mailing list to be informed when we have planning for this trip completed.