Fall is here and we are heading to the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for a free community hike on November 18, 2017. Following expert guide John Baston, we'll take a 6-mile loop hike (with a 1686' elevation gain) on the Sandstone Peak and Mishe Mokwa trails reaching the tallest point in the mountains at 3,111 feet. Enjoy sweeping views of the range as you hike on well-maintained trails through California sagebrush and bay laurel.
In August MTS President Kimberly Daley and her family had their first MTS field experience, and they couldn’t have picked a better trip on which to get their feet wet—our signature Middle Fork of the Salmon River rafting journey…
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!