“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." ~Henry David Thoreau
California’s stunning majestic areas - from crystal blue Lake Tahoe to San Francisco’s Land’s End to Dante’s Peak in Death Valley - offer a superlative option for groups looking for a different kind of team building adventure and way to experience and learn about an area’s natural history and outstanding scenery.
Join our trained naturalists/guides as we share our favorite parks and wilderness areas with your group. Whether you are meeting or interested in a visit to San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, Napa or another scenic locale, we know the best trails, views and fascinating and accessible wildlife. You'll enjoy a full-service eco-tour while experiencing these beautiful spots and learning about the amazing plants and animals that make the area so unique and fascinating.
Redwood Treks: From Napa to Big Sur, explore the ancient and awe-inspiring coast redwood forest and the plants and animals that thrive amongst these primeval and majestic trees. Join us and experience walking through a grove of the world's tallest living creatures.
Ano Nuevo Marine Mammal Trek: Half Moon Bay & Peninsula & San Francisco are within easy reach of one of North America’s largest seal rookeries. Ano Nuevo is one of only a hand full of mainland locations where Northern Elephant Seals haul-out to rest, mate and give birth after one of the mammal world’s longest migrations.
Point Lobos: Located on Monterey Bay, one of the most diverse and rich marine environments in the world, Point Lobos State Reserve is the jewel in the crown of California's State Parks. Noted for its stunning beauty and abundant sea life this is a "must see" for any visitor to the region!
Palm Springs Hidden Oases Trek : Visit this lush, garden oasis in the middle of the desert where towering palms sway overhead and a gushing stream rushes underfoot.
New NatureTrek Offerings:
We’ve added many new and exciting NatureTreks on top of our already large selection of Treks focusing on scenic hiking and guided natural history interpretation. These include:
- PhotoTreks led by professional nature photographers who excel at showing participants how to use all those buttons and options on their digital cameras…and then take amazing pictures!
- Fascinating, informative “themed” Treks such as learning about nature’s bounty from identifying edible (and poisonous!) mushrooms to ethno-botany hikes where participants learn what plants are edible and ones that can make you well, stop bleeding or cure infections and more!
- Exciting TeamTreks that are a unique combination of natural history research, exploration and stimulating team building adventure. Part rapid assessment program and part scientific research expedition, teams are challenged to come up with a creative and interesting solution to a timely issue or problem posed by us at the start of the program.
- Treks that focus on teaching participants aboriginal living and survival skills such as what plants the Ohlone Tribe depended on for food and medicine and how the Desert Paiute people adaptated to living in the harsh climate of the Great Basin.
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