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[Denali National Park and Airplane, photo by Donna Specht]
See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter
- July 26 - August 1, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage, Sierra SinglesMike Sappingfield
- August 1 - 11, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
Land and cruise tour of Panama. Spend time on a catamaran cruising through the Panama Canal, stopping at various ports in and around the canal area. Visit Taboga Island, known as the “Island of Flowers,” with its birds of paradise, orchids, and other tropical species. Pass through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, experiencing the thrill of these engineering marvels, then on to the Gaillard Cut and Gatun Lake. Enjoy a nature walk at San Lorenzo National Park to view its diverse flora and fauna and some of its picturesque coastline, Visit old Panama City, the Anton Valley, and the Gamboa area with Soberania National Park.
- September 9 - 24, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter
Adventure to peaceful Hindu Bali and Flores Island, home to the famous Komodo Dragons. Experience this fast growing traveler's paradise with its rich history, Hindu temples, culture and traditions. Our land package takes us around the famous island of Bali and to the island of Flores, spending varying number of days in each location. Travel by plane, boat, and air-conditioned 17-passenger coach during this trip.Ron Goldfarb
- October 3 - 11, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage, Sierra Singles
Join us for this 9 day, 8 night fly-drive excursion to the wonders of New England in the fall.
Highlights will be exploring the Freedom Trail in Boston, including visits to Paul Revere's house, Bunker Hill, and visiting key historical sites such as Concord, Lexington, Walden Pond, and Plymouth Plantation. In following days, we will explore the fall colors of New Hampshire and Vermont. Highlights will be covered bridges, walks along wilderness streams, Ben and Jerry's Factory, Mt. Washington via the cog rail, and others. We will finish the trip with a visit to Maine with stops in Freeport to visit the 24 hour flagship LL Bean store, lighthouses and Acadia National Park.Mike Sappingfield
- October 8 - 21, 2015Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
See seldom visited sights in Yunnan, pandas, Shangri La, several UNESCO world heritage sites & scenic areas and ethnic peoples of Southern China. See the town of Dali, and the ancient city of Lijiang.Fred Dong
- January 10 - 23, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierra Singles
Active 14 day adventure to explore the wilds of southern Chile and Argentina(Patagonia). Meet in the adventure center town of El Calafate in Patagonia before crossing the border into Chile.Hike for five days in the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park, touring around the stunning glaciated landscapes of the “Towers.” The hikes are easy to strenuous, and all afford views of the majestic peaks and remnants of enormous glaciers. Returning to Argentina, we travel by boat across Lago Argentino, passing huge icebergs and brash ice, to view the massive terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glacieres National Park. A side trip takes us to a local Patagonia estancia (ranch) on the edge of the pampas to experience a traditional lifestyle and enjoy a fabulous “asado” (grill). We then venture to El Chalten to hike around the famous Mt. Fitzroy area. Our hikes take in lovely glacial lakes and beech forests. We embark on a long walk to a very special stay in a small private lodge overlooking Fitzroy, enjoying hearty breakfasts before our hikes and gourmet dinners after! Farewell dinner here before heading across the plains back to El Calafate and the next adventure.
- March 27 - April 12, 2016Sponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group
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.Fred Dong
- 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.
- 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.