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October 18 - 26, 2014 - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Please join us for another epic adventure in the Southern Appalachians! Experience one of the most biodiverse regions in the United States and discover its incredible beauty. If your bucket list includes visiting Great Smoky Mountain National Park, then wait no longer!

 

November 2, 7 pm - Yellowstone in Winter Trip Preview and Slideshow

Don't miss this armchair adventure of wildlife, winter snow sports and the amazing scenery of Yellowstone in Winter!

 

 

December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015 - Mexican Volcanoes – Orizaba, Izta, and More

It’s back!; the second CMC trip to the highest mountains in Mexico. Orizaba, 3rd highest peak in North America and a country highpoint, is a straightforward climb on snow in good conditions. Izta has less snow climbing involved.

 

 

January 21-26 -- Yellowstone in Winter 2015

Steaming geysers, bison, elk, deer and other wildlife are all part of the experience of visiting Yellowstone in winter. Skiers, snowshoers, nature lovers and photographers will all enjoy the convenient trails leading directly from the Yellowstone Snow Lodge to the geysers and waterfalls. Enjoy all that Yellowstone has to offer...without the crowds! 

 

 

February 20 – March 8, 2015 - World Summit Series, Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia and Tasmania

Visit Sydney and Kosciuszko National Park; climb Kosciuszko (one of the Seven Summits); visit Tasmania with 4 days of guided walks to alpine and coastal regions on this beautiful island.
 

April 12-16, 2015 – Canyon de Chelley  
April 16-20, 2015 – Canyon de Chelley  

This trip is offered twice, with the same itinerary.  Spend five days hiking and exploring the canyons, arches, Indian ruins, and Navajo culture in this exceptional National Monument in Arizona.  The hikes are rated “A” (easy) and the camping includes meals.  

 

April 25 - May 7, 2015 - Grand Canyon Raft & Hike 2015

Take a motorized raft trip and add 5 extra days for hiking along the way.  This 12-day raft trip ends with a helicopter ride out of the canyon and a plane flight back to the put-in.  For B & C hiking levels.

 

May 4-8, 2015 - Scorpion Gulch Utah Llama Trip

Enjoy five days of hiking through some of Utah's most famed slot canyons and pristine desert.  Base camp is in a side canyon of the Escalante River in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  Llamas carry all camping gear and guides provide the meals -- what more can you ask?

 

May 13 – 26, 2015 Scotland's Highland Way and Ben Nevis Climb

Hike Scotland’s West Highland Way for 95 miles beside lochs, waterfalls, and craggy mountains in the Scottish Highlands.  Then climb to the summit of “the Ben” (4,409 feet), weather permitting. While hiking will be the trip’s focus, the group will also tour medieval Edinburgh, Stirling (famous for being the home of William Wallace), the Eliean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands, and a Scotch distillery. Click Here for a trip flier.

 

September 26 -  October 18, 2015 -- Khumbu Everest Trek / Island Peak Climb

This classic trek to Everest Base Camp includes climbing to Gorak Shep and  Kala Patar (18,000 ft.) with it’s stunning close-up view of Mt. Everest, as well as optional climbs of both Island Peak and Chukungukla.  Other highlights include visiting Kathmandu, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche's famous monastery, the High Himalyan Rescue Station and Pheruche. A special visit to the village where our leader Pemba grew up culminates with having dinner with Pemba's mother!

 

September 12- 27, 2015  - Tuscany Cycle Tour

The Tuscan countryside is in many respects a cyclist’s dream – a heady mix of vineyards, olive groves, poplars and cypresses, rolling hills and charming medieval hill towns steeped in atmosphere and tradition.  This bike tour explores the lesser known, but no less beautiful areas of Tuscany to the west of the renowned Siena region.  The tour includes seven days of cycling with the opportunity to cycle three more days. In the seven cycling days we will cycle 254 miles, averaging 36 miles a day with a maximum day of 50 miles. We will have three optional days that can be used for rest, sightseeing, or cycling.


Check out Global Adventures trips led by our mountain club partner, The Mountaineers.   They have several trips to Turkey in 2015: Trek Turkey's Lycian Way  They offer reciprocity for member rates.