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    Survival 101: Traps & Snares

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    Catch up on your basic trap-making skills with this survivalist workshop. Whether you're looking to catch small game, or find out how set up an alarm system for your camp, you'll find yourself in good hands.That's because you'll be learning under the guidance of an outdoors instructor with years of experience about how make traps and snares useful for multiple scenarios. You'll master deadfall traps, lethal and nonlethal setups, trigger mechanisms, and trip lines, using simple yet elegant methods involving easily obtained materials such as rocks and sticks. All of this takes place over a full day in the woods at Adventure Out's wilderness camp in the Santa Cruz mountains. Silly rabbits will never see you coming.
    Survival 101: Traps & Snares

    Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

    • Learn to make basic traps and snares using natural materials found in the woods
    • Grasp the fundamentals of a wide range of traps suited to numerous scenarios
    • Work with a professional trapper at a sprawling outdoors retreat in mountains of Santa Cruz
    • Enjoy picking up skills that would allow you to survive in the wild with minimal equipment
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    4-Day Tour in Yosemite and Tahoe Sierras

    Four days in Yosemite? Not your average walk in the park. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Gold Rush Country on this extended natural outing. Explore the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and discover a resplendent world dotted with mountain lakes, surreal natural landmarks, and dizzying views. Heat up with a hike through the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area at Devil's Postpile National Monument, and cool off with a dip in the crystal waters of Lake Tahoe. Other highlights include El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Tunnel View, Giant Sequoias, High Country, and Yosemite Valley. Throughout your expedition, you'll enjoy transportation between stops aboard an eco-friendly biodiesel mini-coach. Plus, hear the insights of a knowledgeable, friendly guide. You'll even have the chance to add on optional activities like a sunset sail, or some gambling at a South Lake Tahoe casino. This is how life should be. Just don't get too attached! You have to go home eventually.
    4-Day Tour in Yosemite and Tahoe Sierras

    333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco

    • Treat yourself to a hassle-free, 4-day exploration of the Yosemite and Tahoe Sierras
    • Visit popular destinations including the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area of Lake Tahoe
    • Hike, swim, capture stunning photographs, and add on a slew of optional activities
    • Enjoy a fully narrated experience, transportation aboard a cozy coach, and accommodations
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    Coastal Fishing Tour

    If you're looking for THE fish-centric tour in San Francisco, this is it right here. Kirk Lombard will be your trusty tour guide on this fishy (in a good way) adventure. Kirk is a champion eel fisher who has been featured in prestigious publications such as the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, the Food Network, and more! You'll watch as he pulls crabs and eels from the urban waters while entertaining you with fascinating talk about local seafood, sustainability, history of the fisheries, and beyond! Learn the basics of how to "poke pole" for the flavorful monkeyface eel, how to catch rock crabs, and how to throw a "Hawaiian casting net." You'll also discover the BEST local mollusks and learn how to ensure you aren't eating dodgy ones! Come learn why you should consider catching your own dinner!
    Coastal Fishing Tour

    St Francis Blvd, San Francisco

    • Embark on a fish-centric walking tour in lead by Kirk Lombar, your guide and champion eel fisherman who has been featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and beyond
    • Watch Kirk pull crabs and eels from the urban waters as he shared with you facts about local seafood -- including rules and regulations, history of the fisheries, and more
    • Learn the basics of how to catch rock crabs, discover the best local mollusks, and more!
    • Experience what was voted the "Best Walking Tour in SF"
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    Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

    Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park. Your journey begins with a drive through San Joaquin Valley and into the Sierra Nevada range. In the morning, you will be driven to a giant sequoia grove (snow depth permitting), stopping along the way for a bird's-eye view of the whole valley. You can relax in the picnic area and have lunch (not included) among the giant sequoia trees.

    After lunch, you will have the opportunity to go on a short one-hour hike to the falls or grab a snack at the Yosemite Lodge. You will have three to four hours to spend at Yosemite National Park, with a range of activities to suit everyone, which may include some of the following:
    • Hike to one of Yosemite's waterfalls
    • Watch the climbers on El Capitan
    • Rent bikes for a relaxing cycle on the flat bike paths throughout the valley
    • Cool off in lovely river pools in summer
    • Spot a black bear
    • Relax at the visitors center, with museums, restaurants and the Ansel Adams Gallery to inspire every amateur photographer
    When it's time to head back to San Francisco, you will drive down the Sierra Nevada stopping along the way for a short break.

    Please note: The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year.
    Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Embark on a trip to the peaceful countryside and discover the raw beauty of Yosemite National Park
    • Drive through San Joaquin Valley and into the Sierra Nevada range
    • Enjoy three to four hours of free time at Yosemite National Park, with a range of activities to suit everyone
    • Relax in the picnic area and have lunch among the giant sequoia trees
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    Yosemite Hotel Tour (Cedar Lodge Along the Merced River)

    On this Yosemite Hotel 2-Day Tour, you'll have enough time and flexibility to see everything the park has to offer while still sleeping comfortably in your own hotel room. The tour is fully-guided so you get a more complete, personal experience. During your two days, you will see and photograph such famous highlights as Yosemite Falls (the tallest waterfall in North America), El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Inspiration Point. The tour also includes a trip to Glacier Point and a hike among the Giant Sequoias (weather permitting).
    Yosemite Hotel Tour (Cedar Lodge Along the Merced River)

    2095 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco

    • Spend two full days exploring the wonders of Yosemite with an overnight stay at Cedar Lodge Along the Merced River
    • Take in stunning sights such as El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Glacier Point
    • Enjoy fun facts about the area shared by your full time tour guide
    • Take your time exploring one of the most beautiful parks in the U.S.
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    Wilderness Survival Clinic (Santa Cruz)

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    Leave civilization for another day and come learn the ancient, essential skills of wilderness survival. In this exciting class, you'll learn everything you need to know about staying safe and warm out in the backcountry. Surrounded by beautiful redwood forests, you will learn learn shelter building techniques that date back to the native Californians, as well as how to make a friction fire, find edible plants, and develop ancient trapping techniques. From a novice camper to seasoned backpacker, this class is bound to teach you something new and useful. Leave life's hustle and bustle behind and get back to nature. It might come in handy some day.
    Wilderness Survival Clinic (Santa Cruz)

    Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz

    • Learn the timeless, essential skills of wilderness survival
    • Build shelters, fires, and traps, and forage for edible plants
    • Gain the skills and confidence to fend for yourself in the woods
    • Decompress from busy life and get back to nature
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    Yosemite Camping Adventure (3 Day)

    Explore America's favorite national park on a three-day camping trip that takes you off the beaten path to trails and sights unseen by most who venture here. You'll enjoy three days and two nights of camping, hiking and swimming, in a fun-filled, friendly atmosphere. Never camped before? No problem! The necessary camping gear and food is provided for you, and the tour is fully guided.
    Yosemite Camping Adventure (3 Day)

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Embrace the rugged outdoors on this three-day guided camping trip to Yosemite National Park
    • Explore off the beaten tracks in America's favorite national park with a professional tour guide
    • Immerse yourself in nature and learn fundamental camping techniques
    • Snap postcard-worthy photos of the magnificent giant sequoia trees
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    Basic Animal Tracking

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    Do those broken twigs mean something? How long ago did that deer pass? Do you need to be worried about mountain lions? The answers are all around you -- that is, if you know how to see them. In this in-depth introduction, you'll cover all different aspects of tracking, like clear print track identification, animal behavior and pattern tracking, landscape disturbance tracking, as well as human tracking, track aging, and tracking tools and journaling techniques. Whether you're a hiker looking to steer clear of bears or you simply just want to know more about what's happening in your local park, this class is the perfect way to experience nature to its fullest.
    Basic Animal Tracking

    Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz

    • Discover the secret lives of animals with an in-depth introduction to animal tracking
    • Learn to identify tracks, read animal behaviour patterns, and spot disturbances in the landscape
    • Develop necessary wilderness skills and read the woods like an open book
    • Get the most out of your time in nature with expert instruction
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    Yosemite National Park Day Trip

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    Get out of town! Exchange the big-city charms of San Francisco for the fresh air and natural beauty of Yosemite, California's most famous national park. Choose to start your time in Yosemite with a reserved lunch at the renown Ahwahnee Dining Room or head straight to the park to begin your adventure. Take a walking tour of the park with your knowledgeable guide or strikeout on your own. You'll have around four hours within Yosemite to explore the scenic wonders of Yosemite Valley. Begin your journey with hotel pickup by luxury bus or van complete with posh amenities like hardwood style floors in the bus and wifi in all vehicles. After crossing the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, you'll travel through the Great Central Valley and into the Sierra foothills, where the Forty-Niners panned for gold. Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite National Park. Glaciers cut through these mountains, forming the spectacular granite monuments you'll see throughout the park. There are many sights and activities to keep you occupied. Visit the Ansel Adams art gallery or rent a bike (own expense). Spend time at the visitor's center to learn more about this beautiful park or head to the ranger's station for engaging walks and talks. Watch basket-weaving and beading demonstrations in the Indian Village of Ahwahnee or take a stroll along the Merced River. You'll have approximately four hours to spend in the park. You'll join your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or you may choose to adventure on your own. You'll have approximately three hours to explore the park with or without your guide. Highlights on your Yosemite National Park day trip include:

    • San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
    • Sierra Nevada Range
    • El Capitan
    • Bridalveil Falls
    • Vernal Falls
    • Merced River
    • Yosemite Falls
    • Cathedral Spires
    • Half Dome

    At 4 pm, reconvene and head back to San Francisco, driving through the Stanislaus National Forest, with a feeling of fulfillment having seen one of the worlds greatest wonders.

    Yosemite National Park Day Trip

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Behold the spectacular, glacier-cut granite monuments of Yosemite National Park on a day trip from San Francisco
    • Take a walking tour of the park with your knowledgeable guide or venture out on your own
    • Explore the Sierra foothills, where Forty-Niners once panned for gold, and capture sights of the Merced River
    • Enjoy lunch at the renowned Ahwahnee Dining Room away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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    Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Tour from Glacier Point

    Life is full of ups and downs, valleys and mountains...but this time the valleys are a positive! On this hike with Lasting Adventures, you'll partake in a great tour that explores a historical and natural landmark -- Glacier Point! After you take in the mesmerizing views of Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Cloud's Rest, and Yosemite Falls, you'll begin a moderate climb up to the tip of Sentinel Dome's peak at over 8,000 feet. From the peak you'll have a panoramic perspective of Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne High Country. Next, you'll finish your mellow hike by passing Taft Point and the Fissures on your way back. This hike is a great way to learn about the area's natural and geological history -- it's bound to be a great time! Let me guess, we had you at Yosemite?
    Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Tour from Glacier Point

    Glacier Point Rd, Yosemite Valley

    • Tour Glacier Point, a historical and natural landmark
    • Feel the rush of summiting Sentinel Dome
    • Enjoy a 360-degree view of Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne High Country
    • Get some exercise on an easy day hike
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