On August 21 we'll be four days and 70 miles along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River—right in the path of the 2017 solar eclipse, which will sweep across Idaho many other U.S. states! At around 11:30am (MDT) we'll don our eclipse glasses and watch as the landscape darkens eerily and then celebrate with solar eclipse-themed treats and a fun day on the river. For safe viewing of the eclipse we asked our chief medical consultant Dr. Howard Backer for some advice.
Mountain Travel Sobek staff head out to Pinnacles for a day removing an invasive plant species and collecting native wildflower seeds for future restoration projects. Learn more about their day and how you can get involved in National Park habitat restoration here.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River isn't just a trip. It's something deeper: a journey of no return that makes us bolder and braver. This collection of staff testimonials captures a few personal perspectives that demonstrate why we love the Middle Fork—and often recommend it as a first-time adventure with Mountain Travel Sobek. Interestingly, many who ride the Middle Fork once return with family, friends, and in many cases the next generation of adventure travelers. See you on the river!
The theme of our May outing is "spring training" as we gear up for our summer adventures with a practice hike on the Tennessee Valley trail system in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We'll start off the hike with a climb up to Coyote Ridge, from where we'll have the option of three loops: a quick 4-mile loop around the Fox Trail; a 7-mile classic loop that includes Pirate's Cove; and a thigh burning 9.5 mile route that also includes the Old Springs Trail, Wolf Ridge Trail, and the Coastal Trail. So join us for a hike in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on May 20, 2017. See photos from the day!
Following our successful Bay Area community hikes, we’re heading out of town in March for a special 5.6-mile desert hike in Arizona's glorious McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This time we’re tackling the moderately challenging Tom’s Thumb Trail, looking out for wildflowers and a variety of desert critters. Overall, this exciting hike is a great way to get out on the trail with like-minded adventurers in Arizona, and give back to a great local conservation cause, the Audubon Society.