Escape the winter and discover the volcanic past and present of this tropical paradise. Spend four nights on Hilo (The Big Island) and explore Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea. Picnics, short hikes and an optional plane ride over the island are all part of our time on Hilo. Two days on Maui has us visiting the whaling town of Lahaina, venturing up to 10,000 ft. and Haleakala’s caldera as well as some optional snorkeling on amazing reefs. Our last two nights are spent on O’Ahu as we hit the beaches of Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and do some more exploring. Price includes all flights from departure city, island transfers, rental vehicles, accommodations, park fees and Geologist Charlie Love as your expert guide. Call us at 1-866-975-4227 or email us at email@example.com for more information and to be placed on our mailing list for this adventure. We only take 16 guests so be sure to make your plans as soon as possible.
Discover Charlie Love’s lifelong passion and immerse yourself in the Rapa Nui culture and its amazing Archaeology. Ancient Moai dominate the landscape of this unusual tropical island. Walk the island along the Moai Road and stand in the same spot as Captain Cook in 1774. Discover the odd Bird Man cult that followed the toppling of the statues and journey by boat around the island to experience some of the clearest waters in the world. Easter Island is the most remote inhabited place on the planet and scientists from all over the globe have journeyed to the island to unravel its past and ponder its implications for our species future. Price includes all flights from departure city, island transportation, accommodations at the Hotel Otai, park fees and Archaeologist Charlie Love as your expert guide. Call us at 1-866-975-4227 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be placed on our mailing list for this adventure. Limited to 10 guests. Passport Required.
Archaeologist Charlie Love invites you to join him for a guided adventure into the Yucatan. Cancun and countless Mayan ruins await as our guided adventure into the peninsula unfolds. Visit Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza and many other Mayan sites, caves and sinkholes (cenotes) as you spend three nights relaxing in paradise. Next up is three days in Uxmal and surrounding areas. The Lodge at Uxmal is the right place to unwind after a day of exploration. Experience the culture of the area as we visit the local villages surrounding the various sites. Relax on a beach, go deep sea fishing or swim with the dolphins on Isle Mujeres located just off of the coast of Cancun. Island life slows down the pace and gets you recharged for your journey back to the real world. Price includes flights from departure city, island ferry, ground transportation, accommodations, park fees and Archaeologist Charlie Love as your expert guide. Call 1-866-975-4227 or email us at email@example.com for updates on this and other trips. Passport required. Limited to 12 guests.
$500 Deposit due at sign-up, with 50% of total trip cost due by MAR 1st. Balance due – APR 15th, 2014.
Lima and Machu Picchu are on the agenda we guide you into the Inca past. Visit the Inca Gold museum and many other important sites in Lima. Shop the local markets and experience Peruvian cuisine. Fly to Cuzco and begin your trek along the Inca Trail via train to Machu Picchu. A day trip to the open air market in Pisac is always a trip favorite. With 35 years of guiding experience Charlie Love will take you to many fantastic sites to view amazing ruins and explain the incredible geology of this area. Guests must be able to handle hikes of various difficulties at high altitude. Price includes all flights from departure city, train fare, ground transportation, accommodations, park fees and Archaeologist Charlie Love as your expert guide. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-975-4227 for details and to reserve your space for this upcoming trip. Passport required. Limited to 10 guests.
The Wild Calls, and we are ready to take you on a learning trip that you will remember for a lifetime.
Giddy up and go on The Wild Calls Cowboy tour! This 8 Day action packed adventure starts as we make our way from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming – a bustling city famous in the old west for attracting outlaws. Visit the territorial prison, stage coach stops and ghost towns on the way west. Experience true cowboy culture in Cody, Wyoming with a visit to the Buffalo Bill Museum, followed by a traditional western chuck wagon dinner, western music, dancing, and an evening of night skies and rodeo stars at one of Wyoming’s many famous rodeo attractions. You’ll think you’ve done it all until you go deeper into the western lifestyle with horseback riding, fishing, archery, roping and more in legendary Cooke City, MT. No Wyoming vacation would be complete without a visit to spectacular Yellowstone National Park. See geologic wonders while staying at the Historic Range Rider Lodge, where we will spend our nights cooking by the fire, story telling, and learning how to swing dance. Rafting the Snake River in Jackson Hole; is bound to be a wild ride. When you’re all tuckered out, kick back and relax on our luxury motor coach as we cruise back to Denver in style. We put your comfort first with leather seats, snacks and beverages, entertainment, and plenty of leg room.
Explore the Southwest for a trip into some of the most stunning landscapes of the west. With an archaeologist aboard ,this trip will includes stops at Indian historic sites in Utah as well as many famous Pueblo locations in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Enjoy a night in Mesquite, NV for gambling or a show. A quick trip to the Valley of Fire awaits before lunch in Las Vegas. The Hoover Dam will really open your eyes to the water issues facing the southwest. After an evening in beautiful Williams, AZ we board the train to the Grand Canyon. Chaco Canyon and Canyon De Shelly will make your Pueblo experience a memorable one. We spend the night in Mesa Verde National Park before we head to Durango, Colorado. In Durango we board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a trip into the spectacular canyons of the San Juan National Forest. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Colorado National Monument will amaze as we make our way back into Utah and the Dinosaur National Monument, the picturesque Deer Valley in Park City lets you unwind on your last night with your new friends.
The Wild Calls invites you to enjoy a 7-day tour discovering some of the most fascinating geology in the world. Wyoming is known for its beautiful parks and wilderness areas and together with a Yellowstone/Teton adventure we offer a look into the earth’s past by exploring some of the most scenic and unique areas of the west. Known only to a few experts, these sites will take your breath away. Under the direction of our science advisor Professor Charlie Love, each tour will be geared for those with an adventurous and awe inspiring education in mind. Geology, History, Anthropology, Paleontology, and Archaeology are just a few of the subjects covered.
The Wild Calls offers a luxury ride filled with all the little things that make a road trip special. Individual attention is something we all enjoy and by keeping our tours smaller than most you can expect hands on treatment. With short mild walks off the beaten path, led by our experts, in each days itinerary you get the best of both worlds: A comfortable ride and a bit of exercise. Enjoy your evenings exploring some of our nightly destinations as well as making new friends. The Historic Range Rider Lodge will take you back to a simpler time and the amazing views in rustic Silver Gate, Montana will astonish you.
Leave Salt Lake City behind as we make our way towards fabulous Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Expert guides offer explanations of landscapes from the past, as well as discuss current developments that impact the health of our planet. Wyoming is known for its beautiful parks and wilderness, and together with a Yellowstone/Teton adventure we offer a luxury package of exploration and learning. Discussions of Geology, History, Anthropology, Paleontology, and Archaeology are mixed with personal stories of Wyoming’s Wild West. This combination of subjects make this a unique trip of a lifetime. The Wild Calls is proud of its attention to individual needs and we know that after experiencing this trip you will go home with new lifelong friends and memories.
With the addition of a second night in fabulous Jackson Hole, WY The Wild Calls is able to create a trip that dedicates more time to Grand Teton National Park landscapes and its many geologic mysteries. Board a boat at Jenny Lake and enter Cascade Canyon for a picnic and a day of unbelievable vistas. The Tetons tower over you as our expert guide recounts his long history studying one of the planets youngest mountain ranges. Yellowstone is next on the agenda with 2 days exploring the worlds first National Park. Wildlife and super volcanoes are the topics of the day. The Historic Range Rider Lodge creates the perfect backdrop to many wonderful days of learning and adventure. The Sinks in the Wind River Mountain Range is a must see oddity, as the Popo Agie River disappears into the canyons walls. Wyoming is known for its beautiful parks and wilderness and together with a Yellowstone/Teton adventure we offer a look into the earth’s past by exploring some of the most scenic and unique areas of the west. Reward yourself with interesting conversation and share your thoughts with the group each day as we look back on our travels together.
3 nights in the Historic Range Rider Lodge highlight this amazing Yellowston/Teton Adventure. Sit at the same bar as Earnest Hemingway and contemplate each days discoveries. Built in 1934 as a casino and brothel, the lodge brings its 75 year history to life in the form of its subtle hues and dark corners. Home cooked meals make this a very relaxing start and ending to each days learning activities. As with our seven day version of this trip we highlight Geology, History, Anthropology, Paleontology, and Archaeology. Under the direction of our science advisor Professor Charlie Love, each tour is a testament to his decades of learning and the sharing of his vast wealth of both educational and personal experiences. We promise by the end of the trip you will be craving just one more of his fabulous stories. Join us and learn about “Big Red”, “Frenchie”, “Snaggle Tooth Sal” and many others.
Join us for a quick trip into Yellowstone while enjoying the Historic Range Rider Lodge in Silver Gate, MT. If you are looking for a trip that fits your families budget, this is it. With our expert guide and luxury coach you will spend two days in Yellowstone viewing wildlife on a grand scale and getting to know the worlds largest super volcano. A trip into the Beartooths will be highlighted by a journey to the Top of the World. Evenings at the Range Rider will include story telling in front of the fireplace and lots of laughs. Wake-up to a home cooked breakfast each day before we head out on our daily explorations. Our trip will also feature some stops along the way as we head north from Green River/Rock Springs including Riverton’s Wind River Casino. With 3 breakfasts, one lunch and two catered dinners, plus park and museum fees included, this trip is a real bargain.
The Wild Calls has a special connection to prehistoric animals and this trip highlights some of that passion. Led by Professor Charlie Love we explore the earths ancient past and its unique inhabitants. Travel to Dinosaur National Monument and many other well known dinosaur dig sites. Fossil hunting is the name of the game for this trip and you will no doubt take home a few invertebrates. Como Bluffs come to life as we relive the history of Cope and Marshes “Dinosaur Wars.” Visit several Dinosaur Museums along the way and discover Wyoming’s unbelievable place and worldwide contributions to our understanding of these giant beasts. This trip is for the inquiring kid in you that craves to know more about these “Terrible Lizards” and their incredible ancient past. As with all of our trips you can expect to be treated with special attention to detail and intelligent conversation.
To ensure a satisfying time we recommended the following:
A light jacket or windbreaker.
Most of our trip is done at altitudes above 7000ft. The weather can be in a word, tricky. While the summer months are usually very comfortable, temperatures at the upper elevations can be cool in the mornings and evenings.
Comfortable walking or hiking shoes.
We may encounter some wet ground or streams, especially in Yellowstone so be prepared.
While optional, we will be in and out of the Tour Coach, so it may come in handy. We do have long walks at several Yellowstone stops and a little head cover is nice.
A Rock Hammer.
If its worth the hassle at the airport, a small Rock Hammer is good idea. We do several fossil stops and it may come in handy.
Yellowstone viewing is enhanced with a pair of small field glasses.
Bags for Rocks.
Since we will be collecting a bit you may want to plan on having a few pounds of specimens to take home.
Most of the trip is spent at or above 7000ft elevation, the suns rays are less filtered by the atmosphere. If you are easily burned don’t forget sunscreen.
We are also available if you have questions about what to bring, just pick up the phone or e-mail us and we will be happy to help.
A good rule of thumb for Wyoming is “be prepared for anything”.
More than anything else I want to teach you to be observant and to ask yourself questions about the landscape, rocks, and fossils you see every day. I want you to see the connections to geology with your everyday life, and I hope you would take with you the scientific logic learned through geology and apply it to what you see and do in the future.
You simply cannot live in or visit Wyoming or the Rocky Mountain West and expect to reach adulthood without having had a geology course. You can of course, but who would respect you?
During the 7 days of your Geologic Wilderness Tour you will be examining some of the following subjects; some in detail and others in passing. This trip is about learning. It’s your chance to ride and walk along with an expert and ask questions to your hearts desire.
Geology is the scientific study of the earth.
Interestingly, it is a science that encompasses just about every other science it touches. While one can surely argue that Biology is its own discipline, it only takes a few steps backwards to get to the basic elements that make up a cell and then again to the star that formed the elements in the first place. Now place those elements here on the earth, add a few billion years and presto, what do you find? Geology. This Geologic umbrella will cover many of the subjects we will encounter during our trip.
Paleontology is the study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants and animals.
Since 550 million years worth of fossil deposition is represented here, Wyoming is a paleontologists dream. Additionally, the fossil record of the Eocene period between 58 and 38 million years ago is the most complete of any place in the world.
Volcanology is the study of Volcanos.
It just so happens that we will be travelling inside the largest super volcano on the planet. While in Yellowstone we will see some amazing results of past explosions and the rumblings of life that now exist under the Caldara floor. Our guide is a former park ranger, so you may see some things that are not on a normal tour.
Hydrology is the study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the hydrologic cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.
You may not realize this but this is an important subject. We will discover the hazards of dam building, as well as, what happens when you build levees on a river. This discussion will open your eyes. The conversation on glaciers here in Wyoming is another very interesting topic that will make you think.
Mineralogy is the scientific study of chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals. Specific studies within mineralogy include the processes of mineral origin and formation, classification of minerals, their geographical distribution, as well as their utilization.
Trona is the mineral you’ve probably never heard of but, as you will discover, may be one of the single most important minerals in the world. I promise you this; you would not enjoy most of modern life without it.
On our trip we will definitely talk about some interesting History and even visit parts of the Oregon/Mormon trail and a gold mine. Wyoming has some amazing firsts and really deserves to be called the Equality state.
Anthropology is the scientific study of humanity.
While these subjects are not the focus of the trip, our guide has spent a lifetime working in these fields and loves to strike up tales of the ancient peoples of the west. Just ask, he’s probably done it.
Archaeology is the study of the human past through its material remains.
Cultural Anthropology is the study of culture.
Physical Anthropology is the study of humans and non-human primates in their biological, evolutionary, and demographic dimensions.
Linguistics Anthropology seeks to understand the processes of human communications, verbal and non-verbal, variation in language across time and space, the social uses of language, and the relationship between language and culture.
Climatology is the study of climate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time. More specifically Paleoclimatology, which seeks to reconstruct past climates by examining records such as ice cores and tree rings.
Why do we care? Well the climate of the past may tell us more about the environment of deposition and this concept is key to understanding geology and its structures.