Thursday, May 15, 2008

Audubon Nature Odysseys

Ever wonder where the Audubon staff who work at wonderful sactuaries like Francis Beidler Forest and Silver Bluff go on vacation? Well, when they go on vacation as the official Audubon guide, there is a varied list of possibilities. Two of Audubon South Carolina's staff, Paul Koehler and Mark Musselman, will be leading two trips later this year.

Paul will be leading a train trip to explore the wonders of America's Rockies, Sierras & Napa from October 1-7, 2008. Leaving from San Francisco, the train will travel through Napa Valley through Donner Pass to Salt Lake City. After travelling to Grand Junction, CO, passengers will visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks before travelling on to the final destination in Denver.

Mark will be leading a train trip to explore the wonders of The Great Northwestern National Parks from September 13-21, 2008. The trip will be aboard North America's premier private train, the GrandLuxe Express (formerly the American Orient Express). Departing from Jackson Hole, WY, the train will travel to the Grand Tetons National Park, on to Yellowstone National Park and then stops in Helena and Missoula, Montana. Visits to the Glacier National Park, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mt. Ranier National Plark round out the trip before it ends in Seattle.

The reservation form for Paul's trip can be found here, while the reservation form for Mark's trip can be found here. Both Paul and Mark will be bringing their cameras, so be watching this space later in the fall.

Image by Robin (the masseuse at the Bobby Burns Lodge)

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