• Great Smoky Mountain NP- Fall 2019

    Great Smoky Mountain NP

    Join us for a week in our most popular National Park, Great Smoky Mountain, to enjoy the colors of fall during October of 2019. The caravan will stop for a night in the Shenandoah area on our way down the Blue Ridge Parkway before stopping at our final destination near Cherokee, NC. If you have any questions please let me know. Cost for Lodge style AirBnB (room only): BR1: Queen, private bath ($800, TAKEN) BR2: Queen, shared bath ($700, TAKEN) BR3: Queen, shared bath ($700, TAKEN) BR4: Queen, shared bath ($700, available) Includes 5 nights lodging Sunday-Thursday, bed linens, towels, full kitchen, wifi, washer/dryer, off street parking for 3 cars. Not included: Food, fuel, campground or motel fees on the drive down and back. Great Smoky's Campground details: I'll let you know when we get ready to make campground reservations in February when the booking window opens. There is no deposit required for camping reservations and there are usually plenty of campsites available in mid October. Sites are $25/day with no hookups. The campground is located within the NP and has access to some great hiking nearby. Sites are on the river and very quiet and peaceful. There are flush toilets available but NO SHOWER facilities. There is water and an RV dumpstation nearby. The town of Cherokee is a 15 min drive for supplies, groceries and wifi. There is NO CELL reception in the campground on any carrier. RV campsite reservations are: Smokemont: F34, F36, F38, F46 Big Meadows: G205, G206 Group Tent Sites are: Smokemont, G-02 Big Meadows, D-163 Caravan Stop-over Location: (1 night on the way down and 2 on the way back) (Going Down) Stony Creek Resort and Campground: https://stoneycreekresort.net/ Campsites are ~$30-50/night 2BR Cabins are ~$136/night (There) Smokemont CG: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232486 Campsites are $25/night (Going Back) Big Meadows CG: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232459 Cabins are ~$140/night Campsites are ~$20/night Travel Itinerary: Travel Day 1(Sat)- Motel or campground near Greenville, VA Travel Day 2(Sun)- Arrive in Great Smoky Mountain NP Days 3 to 6(Mon-Thurs)- Great Smoky Mntn NP Days 7-8(Fri & Sat)- Big Meadows CG in Shenandoah NP Travel Day 9(Sun)- Arrive home Adventure Itinerary may include: Hiking Clingman's Dome, Smokemont Loop Trail and Alum Cave to Mt. LeConte. Day trip (1.5h) to visit the touristy side of the park in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge (DollyWood). DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

  • Joshua Tree NP and Mt San Jacinto

    Palm Springs

    Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself. We'll visit Joshua Tree NP and the peaks of Mt San Jacinto on this trip. Lodging: BR1- $1000 (Available) BR2- $1000 (Available) BR3- $1000 (Available) BR4- $1000 (Taken) Car Rental: ~$150pp carpooling Food: ~$200pp Airfare: ~$500 EWR to Palm Springs DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

  • Patagonia- Winter '20

    Location visible to members

    Explore the highlights of famed Los Glaciares National Park of Argentine Patagonia on this classic adventure. Unlike more extended Patagonia tours, this itinerary is designed specifically for travelers with a limited timeframe. Begin in elegant Buenos Aires, where you will spend a full afternoon exploring the capital before flying to the heart of Patagonia. Enjoy a full day of exploration on the pristine Perito Moreno glacier, with an option to don crampons and hike on the glacier. Experience Patagonia's stunning mountains, crystal clear lakes and hike two classic treks to Mt. Torre and to Mt. Fitz Roy. This Classic Patagonia Adventure is an excellent introduction to all that the region has to offer. If there is an interest we can modify the trip for a longer stay (10-12 days) at additional cost. What's Included: All 4 star hotel accommodations, Breakfast and Lunch (no dinner), Domestic Flights from Buenos Aries to El Calafate, All land and sea transportation during the itinerary, All airport/hotel transfers, English-speaking certified guides, Entrance fees for all scheduled tours, national parks & archaeological sites Cost: $3300pp/do, single +$1000 Duration: 7 days, Sat to Sat, High season is Dec to Feb Int. Airfare: ~$1200, Newark to Buenos Aries Itinerary: Perito Moreno glacier, with an option to don crampons and hike on the glacier. Treks to Mt. Torre and to Mt. Fitz Roy. DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

  • Arches & Capitol Reef NP

    Capitol Reef National Park

    Discover the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic wrinkle on the earth! Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles. Average temps in May are 70/45 (H/L). We'll spend the week in an awesome private 6 bedroom ranch near the National Park and visit the many iconic spots nearby. Escalante, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Fruita and others. We'll spend the last night having dinner near Arches NP and the airport. Airfare: ~$400 Rental Car: ~$100pp carpooling Food: ~$200pp Nights 2-6 Private Ranch Lodging (6BR/4.5BA): $1000pp Nights 1 & 7 hotel: ~$150 pp BR1- 1 Queen (Available) BR2- 1 Queen (Available) BR3- 1 Queen (Available) BR4- 1 Queen (Available) BR5- 1 Queen (Available) BR6- 1 Queen (Available) BR7- 2 pull out sofas (Available)

  • The Badlands and Blackhills of South Dakota

    Badlands National Park

    The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today. We'll spend 2 days in Badlands NP and 5 days visiting the Blackills and surrounding area. Mt Rushmore, Custer SP, Hot Springs Lodging: June 13th and 14th- 2 nights in Cedar Pass Lodge Badlands NP $390 June 15th-20th- 5 nights in airBnB Blackhills $900 $1290 Total BR1(Taken)$1290 BR2(Taken)$1290 BR3(Taken$1290 BR4(Taken)$1290 BR5(Taken)$1290 BR6(Taken)$1290 BR7(Taken)$1290 Rental Car: Car1(4 people) ~$150pp carpooling Car2(4 people) ~$150pp carpooling Car3 (4 people) ~$150 carpooling Food: ~$200pp Airfare: ~$650 EWR to Rapid City DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

  • Rocky Mountain NP

    Estes Park

    Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top! Dates: Sept 19-26, 2020 Location: Estes, CO Lodging Cost: $1100 pp (Booked separately) Airfare EWR-DEN: ~$400 Rental Car: Shared ~$150 Food/Drinks: ~$300 Lodging: $1100 (BR1)- 2 Doubles (Available) $1100 (BR2)- 1 Queen (Available) $1100 (BR3)- 1 Queen (Available) $1100 (BR4)- 1 Queen (Available) $1100 (BR5)- 1 Queen (Available) Please RSVP for the WAITLIST if you're interested and I'll move you to the GOING list when I receive your deposit. Airfare/Rental Car: You'll book your airfare ($400) to Denver separately and we will pickup rental cars at the airport and carpool. Food: We usually shop for breakfast and lunch locally and split the food bill. Dinner is out at local restaurants. DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.