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.
"On a bouncy flight north over an eastern section of the Brooks Range, I press my cheek against the glass to get a better view down to the teeming mass of caribou moving through the valley directly beneath the plane. It’s a hot day just after the summer solstice. Slowly we spiral down to parallel a dry, overgrown channel of the Kongakut River, a couple of miles beyond the herd. The beefy tundra tires on our Cessna six-seater make contact, and we quickly come to a stop at the end of the strip marked with an old caribou shed. This will be our put-in for an 80-mile paddle to a remote reef on the edge of the Arctic Ocean."
Our Marin headlands hike on Saturday January 28, 2017, was a roaring success, with over 80 hikers from MTS's San Francisco Bay Area travel community joining us on a free hike led by adventure expert John Baston. Thanks to everyone who attended!
Join expert rafting guide and Mountain Travel Sobek's Director of North American Rivers Programs Danilo Bonilla on Thursday February 2, 2017, at 10am PST for a webinar on our popular rafting and kayaking adventures, including the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. We have a rich history on the river—the Sobek side of the family started as a rafting company—and we are pleased to continue this great tradition of leading unforgettable river trips to some of the most remote and beautiful places in North America.
"With four million annual visitors, you wouldn't think Yosemite would be a spot for solitude. But hike for just a mile or two away from the crowded main valley, and you'll discover, as I did, the peaceful tranquility of one of America's most popular parks."