17 day adventure to see the wild Borneo, land of the Headhunters. Experience Borneo in person like you see on Discovery Channel programs. Stay in wildlife lodges and visit rainforest areas to get close ups of the unusual plants and animals of Borneo. See the endangered Orangutans, unusual Silver Leaf Monkeys, rare Proboscis Monkeys, Macaques, Hornbills and many other birds. We also may see Gibbons, on the night walks led by naturalists.
[Denali National Park and Airplane, photo by Donna Specht]
See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter
- March 27 - April 12, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley GroupFred Dong
- May 21 - 28, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage
8 day, 7 night fly-drive excursion to the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina in the spring.
Highlights will include Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, Mingus Grist Mill, the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee, and the Cataloochee Valley with its wild turkeys and elk herds. Experience the backwoods with its magnificent hardwood forests and many creeks and waterfalls; plan to hike almost every day for at least 3-7+ miles. Visit the nearby Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
- June 10 - 23, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter
14 day non-traditional adventure to see the wildlife of Mongolia.
This 14 day trip focuses on the Migratory Birds and Mammals of Northeast Mongolia. See a variety of different birds and mammals in beautiful sparsely populated small lake areas while visiting a few National Parks and wildlife refuge areas. Visit Hustai Nuruu National Park where you will see the Rare & Endangered Mongolian wild horse (aka Przewalski's Horse), Neolithic ruins, and other animals. Accommodations: a mix of Hotels, Ger camps and traditional camping. Mongolian wildlife guides will accompany us on this trip.Fred Dong
- July 8 - 17, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage
In 1147 a group of English warships en route to the Holy Land, where they were to join the 2nd Crusade, interrupted their voyage to make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and thus the Camino Inglés was born. Ever since, pilgrims from the British Isles, Scandinavia, Iceland, and beyond have come ashore in Coruña and Ferrol to walk to Santiago. We follow in their footsteps right from their ancient landing site on the Atlantic coast.
For the first days, our route follows a huge estuary as we walk from Ferrol to Bentanzos. Along the way we pass through towns and visit churches that have welcomed pilgrims for hundreds of years. After Betanzos, we begin a moderate climb toward Santiago de Compostela, and avoid the most strenuous stretches thanks to our private bus. We reach Santiago after six days of walking (covering an average of 11 miles each day) where, for the first time, we'll be among masses of pilgrims and tourists that flock here from all corners of the world.Ed Maurer
- July 16 - 24, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage
9 day, 8 night excursion to explore the wonders of the Pacific Northwest: Mt. Rainier, fabulous Olympic National Park rain forests, beaches and mountains and complete with a ferry ride to Vancouver Island in Canada to visit Victoria with opportunities to sample the delights of the City and explore Butchart Gardens and the Juan de Fuca Strait.
Washington highlights will include visiting Sunrise Visitor Center, Silver Falls, and Paradise Valley in Mt Rainier. Hurricane Ridge, Hoh River Rain Forest, Rialto Beach and the walk to Hole in the Wall along the rocky and driftwood strewn beach are highlights in the Olympic National Park. Visit Cape Flattery and the Makah Indian Reservation and hike out to the Cape.
- July 25 - 31, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Loma Prieta Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
Grand tour of 3 National Parks in the Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper, and Yoho on a trip. Jasper and Banff National Parks are the largest of Canada's Rocky Mountain Parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This trip has great opportunities for wildlife viewing with the spectacular mountains, glacial lakes, and glaciers. Visit the Columbia Icefield with an easy hike to the Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Medicine Lake, Emerald Lake, and many more with beautiful mountains and glaciers nearby. Visit Johnston Canyon Falls, Sunwapta Falls, Athabasca Falls, Takakkaw Falls, and more in the Yoho Valley. Tramway ride and dinner a top The Whistlers mountain overlooking Jasper. Expect to see moose, elk, bears, big horn sheep, and many more of the animals found in the parks.
- August 11 - 20, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra Singles
Join us on a 10 day exploration to the land of Vikings, Trolls, Fire and Ice.Visit Reykjavik in the southwest, Akureyri and the Lake Myvatn area in far north. Circle the island on the Ring road along Eastern Fjords, driving through remote and supremely scenic areas along the majestic glaciers flowing from the Vatnajokull icecap. View floating icebergs in the Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarion. Dine in local restaurants and country farms, hike and explore towering cliffs, remote fjords, majestic waterfalls, volcanic craters, geysers, boiling mud pits, and more. Take a relaxing swim in the cobalt-colored water of the world famous Blue Lagoon south of Reykjavik.Donna Specht
- September 17 - 24, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage
8-day, 7-night bus excursion to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks in Northwestern Wyoming. Fly into Bozeman, MT where we will be picked up and transported, as needed, to and through both National Parks and back to Bozeman.
Highlights of the trip include Old Faithful Geyser and the many geysers and springs in the Upper, Middle, and Lower Geyser Basins, Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pot and many other hydrothermal features. Wildlife abounds with the possibility of seeing bison, pronghorns, elk, deer, moose, black bear, grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, as well as lots of squirrels and chipmunks and other creatures. We plan to visit natural features such as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its Falls, Undine Falls, Tower Falls, Lewis Falls, Jenny Lake, the Grand Tetons and the upper Snake River.
Trip includes all transportation in Montana and Wyoming, 7 nights lodging, all breakfasts and some picnic lunches, and all admissions to scheduled places.Mike Sappingfield
- October 1 - 14, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage, Sierra Singles
Fourteen day tour from the Pacific beaches to the wild Northern Caribbean with stops at Manuel Antonio, Monteverde/Santa Elena, Arenal, Tortuguero and San Jose.Mike Sappingfield, Capucine Monkey, Costa Rica