The Yosemite Conservancy (formerly Yosemite Association) offers birding, botany, photography, and many other activities including natural history oriented hiking and backpacking outings led by Suzanne. All reservations must be made directly through through the Yosemite Conservancy, and trips fill early. Contact them to sign up, and for more information about all of their Outdoor Adventures programs at www.yosemite.org or at 209.379.2321.
2017 GLEN AULIN AND THE FABULOUS WATERWHEEL FALLS July 6-9
Hike an easy 5 miles from Tuolumne Meadows along the Tuolumne River to camp near Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp. On day 2 follow the Tuolumne down almost non-stop falls and cascades to the unbelievable Waterwheels, then back up to Glen Aulin. Return to Tuolumne Meadows on day 3.
POLLY DOME LAKES August 17-20
MONO PASS September 14-17
Please note: Some of the above outings are strenuous. You must be in excellent physical condition to tackle any of them and you must have your own equipment. However, a detailed equipment list will be provided, and bear canisters will be furnished on hikes where they are required. The coveted Half Dome permit is also included.
Sierra Club National Outings
You must reserve any of these outings directly through the Sierra Club at 415.977.5522 or check their website at www.sierraclub.org/outings/national, but you're welcome to call W.I.L.D. for further information.
May 12-18 2017 Capitol Reef Natural History Base Camp, Utah $925
One of southeast Utah's most scenic and least visited National Parks. Enjoy moderate dayhikes with a professional naturalist through "The Land of the Sleeping Rainbow" as it was known to its Ancestral Puebloan residents. We'll explore brilliantly colored rocks, narrow canyons, arches, flowers, birds, reptiles, ancient Native American and pioneer Mormon settlements along the Waterpocket Fold and the Fremont River. Hikes cover 2-10 miles per day over good trails with moderate elevation gain and loss Sumptuous meals provided. Limited to 12 participants. Contact the Siera Club for more information about trip #17046A.