Crescenta Valley Group Trips

 
May 5 - 19, 2024
Rating: O
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Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

See vibrant Morocco & experience the culture, nature, and sights. We will walk through the old narrow streets of Marrakech’s Medina, Ait Ben Haddou's kasbah, and drive the Thousand Kasbah road visiting a few kasbahs on our way to the Dades Gorge. Hike in the Todra Gorge if you want. and go to the Moroccan desert and meet a Berber family. Along the way, we'll go to Azrou (looking for Barbary macaques), Fez, the Roman archaeological city of Volubilis and Casablanca.


 
Sat, Jul 15, 2023 - Sun, Jul 23, 2023Bear
Katmai Bear Viewing and Kenai Fjords NP Coastal Adventure
 
Join us for a 9-day, 8 night (plus time in Anchorage) to the premier Alaska Brown Bear viewing site. This trip will allow you to see what could be the most spectacular wild bear viewing in the world at Katmai National Park. This is a once in a lifetime not to be missed experience!!!! In previous trips, we saw 33 bears fishing in the Brooks River at one time and another lots of moms with cubs. 2023 is expected to be another good year to see mother bears with cubs. You can watch these bears catch the salmon jumping up river and fighting from platforms like you would see on the Discovery Channel. The salmon are swimming up the river and you may get that picture of the bear with the leaping fish in its mouth. We will stay in a King Salmon lodge each night and take a 45 minute boat ride each way to the park. You will spend 3 full days in Katmai with the bears. We will also visit the Alaska coast near Seward to visit Kenai Fjords N.P and spend a day to view sea and land wildlife and birds along with calving tidewater glaciers with a National Park Ranger-Naturalist. We will also do a short hike to the Exit Glacier. Limited to 14 participants. Price includes 8 nights accommodation, Excursion Fees, Boat Fees, roundtrip airfare from Anchorage to King Salmon. Airfares from LA to Anchorage extra. Sierra Club members $4,500 Non-members $100 more. Early sign-up discount of $100 until 12/31/2022 Send e-mail, H&W Phones, SC#, Check for full amount (Payable Sierra Club) to; Co Leader Stephanie Gross, PO Box 423, Montrose, CA 91021

August 20 - 28, 2022
Rating: O
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Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Join us for a grand tour of 4 national parks in the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho on our expanded trip with 8 nights in Canada. 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. We will do sightseeing and easy hikes from our bus. We will visit such places as the Columbia Icefield with an easy hike to the Athabasca Glacier, visits to Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Medicine Lake, Emerald Lake, and many more with beautiful mountains and glaciers nearby. We will also visit Johnston Canyon Falls, Sunwapta Falls, Athabasca Falls, Takakkaw Falls, and more in the Yoho Valley.

Also included is a boat ride on Maligne Lake to see Spirit Island. We should expect to see moose, elk, bears, big horn sheep, and many more of the animals found in the parks.

We will spend two nights in Calgary where on the last night, you will see the Fireworks Finale of the Calgary Globalfest 2022 International Fireworks competition. It is a great way to cap off this wonderful trip.
DISCOUNT AVAILABLE until 12/31.

Fred Dong
 
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November 6 - 12, 2022
Rating: O
Sponsored by:

Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Join us for a spectacular early winter wildlife trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to see polar bears. If you ever wanted to see polar bears close and personal from the safety of our tundra buggy, this is the trip for you. We have designed a special trip where you will spend 3 full days on the tundra buggies viewing polar bears, snowy owls, arctic foxes and other wildlife that we may find. (Normal viewing trips only include 2 days of polar bear viewing from tundra buggies) This is a special itinerary for those that want to see polar bears or are photographers as only a few tours do 3 days of tundra buggy viewing.

Churchill is on the Hudson Bay. It is well known for its large concentration of polar bears that come in late autumn-early winter waiting for Hudson Bay to freeze over. We are also doing a half-day road tour looking for other animals in the Churchill area. We will spend a couple of nights on arrival in Winnipeg and do some sightseeing and exploration of the area on our first full day in town.

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE until 12/31

Fred Dong