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Exciting New Adventures Beginning Spring 2017!

Great news!  Beginning in March 2017, Get In The Wild was granted a Commercial Use Permit to operate in the magnificent, remote and awe-inspiring San Rafael Swell adjacent to Robber's Roost Country.  The "Swell" is a 75 mile long by 40 mile wide anticline, or uplift in the Earth's surface that have eroded the surrounding terrain into a spectacular labyrinth of colorful valleys, canyons, mesas and buttes.  A myriad of new places to explore are located in this wild, undiscovered landscape.  New tours for spring 2017 include The Occulus, Zero Gravity, Five-Window Arch and a new Outlaw Tour to Bill Tibbett's Cave--the last of the Robber's Roost outlaws.


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Popular spring Canyoneering Adventures:

Photography Workshop with Bill Church
May 5-7, 2017
Due to the great success of our 2016 Photography Workshop with Bill Church Photography, we have scheduled another 3-day photography workshop at the Robber's Roost/Dirty Devil Wilderness.  During this workshop, we will cover camera functions, depth of field, night photography, light painting, digital editing, and image composition.  All experience levels are welcome.


Spectacular Sunrise Over Robber's Roost

Accommodations will be Basecamp-style.  We will set-up camp in a remote, wilderness location and explore from there.  It is the best of both worlds - you get to experience solitude at it's finest, but don't have to worry about fitting all of your camping and photography gear into a single backpack. Book your reservation now and save your spot for this exciting and informative adventure!

Introduction to Technical Canyoneering
April 28-30, 2017
Want to explore some of the North America’s most spectacular and awe-inspiring technical canyons with names such as Leprechaun, Larry, Bluejohn, Chambers and Mindbender? Looking to have fun in the canyons, learn essential safety skills, and experience the unique camaraderie and power of the “team”?  This course will provide you a well-rounded base of technical canyoneering and canyon leadership skills that are essential for achieving these goals.


Have We Mentioned That Canyoneering Is Fun!  

Unlike many courses which are taught at climbing walls, this course is taught in actual technical slot canyons.  Matter of fact, the areas we teach in have some of the best technical slot canyons on the planet.  We believe there is no substitute for learning canyoneering in actual canyons.  We're confident that once you see our incredible outdoor, wilderness classroom, you too will agree.  We only have a few spots remaining for our April 28-30 course.  Register today to reserve your spot!

Yoga In The Wild Retreat
May 17-21, 2017
~Taking your practice out of the studio and into the Wild

  • Experience yoga in a beautiful & transformative setting
  • Explore the dramatic landscape of the Greater Canyonlands Wilderness
  • Discover hidden slot canyons and Native American cultural sites
  • Enjoy solitude in one of the most the beautiful and unexplored regions of the Colorado Plateau
  • Relax in great company and camp under the stars
Adventure, joy, relaxation--these are a few words that describe the unique experience awaiting you on a Yoga in the Wild outdoor adventure retreat. 


Yoga In The Wild - Goblin Valley State Park

Combine yoga practice with hiking and exploration in a transformational setting that encourages attendees to cultivate mindfulness in the present moment.  Take a break from the daily barrage of information and discover yourself anew in the spectacular redrock canyons.

Reservations are available for all of our most popular programs including half, single and multi-day canyoneering adventures; technical canyoneering courses, wilderness backpackingvehicle basecamp safaris and Yoga In The Wild trips and retreats. Drop us an email at and start planning your next adventure!


Plan your adventure today!  
Send us an email at , or call us at (818) 381-WILD for more information.


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New Adventures Beginning Spring 2016

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Exciting New Adventures Coming in Spring 2016!

Spring Canyoneering season is just around the corner and the staff at Get In The Wild have been busy planning a variety of exciting new adventures that are guaranteed to delight.  From exciting hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and photography tours to family adventure vacations, vehicle basecamp safaris and hard core expeditions, we have trips and programs for adventurers of all ages, interests and skill levels.  Here is a sample of some of our exciting new programs:

Goblin's Lair/Chamber of the Basalisk


Hidden amongst the spectacular hoodos and mesas of Goblin Valley State park lies a truly fantastic canyoneering adventure.  Following a short and fun scramble through the Valley of the Goblins, we enter a beautiful slot canyon that disappears into a dark and mysterious chasm in the Earth.  It is here that we put on our canyoneering gear and rappel into this spectacular and awe-inspiring chamber that resembles a gothic cathedral.  The Goblins Lair and Chamber of the Basalisk is truly an unforgettable canyoneering adventure and like most of our trips is suitable for the entire family.

 

Hogwarts Canyon


Hogwart's canyon is magical new technical canyoneering route full of amazing surprises! Certain to provide a grand adventure for all who dare to explore it's hidden secrets. Some of it's unique features include an awe-inspiring rappel through a beautiful redrock arch, a semi-keeper pothole sure to get your attention and a 90 ft free rappel guaranteed to get your adrenaline flowing. Come join us for a grand canyoneering adventure at Hogwart's Canyon!

 

Happy Canyon


Many travelers and outdoor adventurers have seen or heard about one of the Southwest’s most beautiful slot canyons—Antelope Canyon located near Page, Arizona at the Navaho Tribal Park. Unbeknownst to most however is an amazing and spectacular canyon that is aesthetically very similar and just as beautiful—Happy Canyon located in the amazing Dirty Devil/Robbers Roost Wilderness. So, why should I go to Happy Canyon you might ask. For us, the answer is very simple and can be summed up in just a single word—solitude!  A trip to Happy Canyon provides a beautiful approach through one of America’s last known wilderness areas. During spring season, hikers are rewarded along the way with abundant wildflowers, unique and colorful collared lizards and something that can be found few other places—total and complete solitude. Trips to Happy canyon can be arranged as both single day trips and can also be combined as part of multi-day Backpacking trips and Canyoneering Safaris. Join us for an experience like no other—a fabulous wilderness trip to spectacular Happy Canyon!

 

Native American Indian Rock Art Tour


Over the past few years, many of you have been asking if we provide tours to Native American cultural sites. While most of our trips include visits to a variety of petroglyphs, pictographs and cliff dwellings, until now we have not had tours dedicated to this experience. The areas that we travel within the Greater Canyonlands region are characterized by a vast number of unique and beautiful sites. This area contains some of the oldest and highest concentrations of ancestral American Indian history located anywhere in the US.  National Park and Bureau of Land Management studies have estimated over 24 sites per square mile in this region dating to over 10,000 years old.  We are now offering programs as single day auto tours, hiking tours and multi-day backpacking trips. Register now and be a part of this exciting new experience beginning in spring 2016.


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Send us an email at , or call us at (818) 381-WILD for more information.


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Visit Robber's Roost Country!

Posted by Christopher Hagedorn
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Come and explore one of America’s most beautiful and amazing wilderness areas; a vast and extraordinary landscape of sweeping slickrock, beautifully sculpted sandstone cliffs and narrow twisting canyons that have challenged and amazed wilderness adventurers since the late 1800’s. Our adventures through this explorer’s paradise take us through some of the last known places to be mapped in the United States. Travelling through this region provides a feeling of remoteness, ruggedness and awe that are unmatched in the modern world. For many, their first experience in canyon country is transformational in nature. It becomes an intrinsic part of their heart and soul that serves to draw them back time and time again.

We have an exciting variety of canyoneering trip offerings in 2014 to suit most every wilderness traveller.  Some of our offerings include Canyoneering Day Trips, Multi-Day Tours, Family Adventure Tours, Photography Tours, Natural History Tours, Leadership Education and Yoga in the Wild Adventures. 2014 trips are booking fast.  Please contact us at: to book your trip, or for additional information.

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Fall 2013 Redrock Tours Unaffected By Federal Shut-down

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Join Get In The Wild on one of our exciting redrock tours during the months of October and November.  We operate in some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wilderness areas in the Southwest--most of which are unaffected by the current governement shutdown.  From exciting slickrock hiking, canyoneering, backpacking and photography tours to natural history tours, Yoga In The Wild trips and family adventure vacations, we've got a trip for you!

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Redrock Photography Workshops Coming In Fall 2013

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Get In The Wild To Be Featured On The Discovery Channel - Fall 2013

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Exciting news for us at Get In The Wild.  We recently learned that one of our canyoneering videos will be featured on the Discovery Channel this fall.  They are producing a new wilderness survival program that will highlight a lone survival...ist that is dropped off somewhere in the middle of nowhere.  This individual will be given 100 hours to successfully escape his situation.  Discovery requested to use our video to highlight some of the hazards he or she might face.  Pretty cool!

 

 

 

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Glacier Peak & North Cascades Adventures - Free Info Session!

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Want to experience the adventure and solitude of climbing the most remote volcano in Washington—Glacier Peak?  Want to climb Mt. Fury, Eldorado or other majestic, glaciated alpine peaks in the spectacular and awe-inspiring North Cascades?  Looking to have fun in the mountains, learn essential safety skills and experience the camaraderie and power of the "team"?  Come learn about these exciting alpine destinations in this free informational seminar.

Join us on Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 PM at Marmot Mountain Works in Bellevue, Washington.  Marmot is located at 827 Bellevue Way, NE, Bellevue, WA.

Register for one of our trips at the information session and save $100. (Requires 50% deposit.) 

For more information please contact us at , or (818) 381-WILD.

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Family Snowshoe Adventures In The North Cascades

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Come and discover the beauty and magic of winter on a Family Snowshoeing Adventure in the North Cascades.  On this unique wilderness adventure, you will learn how to safely ascend and descend mountainous terrain, keep track of your position even if your route becomes obscured by new fallen snow, winter hazard awareness, winter preparedness and snowshoe equipment use and care.  Additionally, Get In The Wild’s expert instructors will share their knowledge of the mountains and guide you to some of the most secret and unexplored areas of the North Cascades.  Join Get In The Wild Adventures for an amazing wilderness snowshoe adventure that you and your family will always remember.  www.getinthewild.com.  (818) 381-WILD.  

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WILDERNESS GUIDES / INSTRUCTORS NEEDED

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North American Wilderness Leadership School is looking for qualified instructors, interns and assistants to help us with our 2012 wilderness education programs. We have a diverse list of sixteen different wilderness education courses and guided trips that include Alpine Mountaineering, Canyoneering, Backpacking, Scrambling, Winter Mountaineering, Photography, Natural History and Wilderness Leadership. If you have an interest in helping others learn essential outdoor skills, are looking to improve your own skills, or are interested in a career in wilderness education, please contact us at: , or (360) 391-0124. For more information please visit our website at: www.getinthewild.com. Job descriptions can be downloaded at: Home Page/Resources/Employment.

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New 2012 Trip Offerings in North Cascades National Park

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Great news for fans of North Cascades National Park and Picketeers everywhere! We just received word that our Commercial Use Permit for 2012 has been approved. For those looking for a well-rounded mix of backpacking through old-growth forests, hard-core steep bushwhacking through Devils Club and a wide variety of dense vegetation, magnificent alpine traverses, glacier mountaineering and alpine rock climbing--join us for one of North America's greatest adventures in the summer of 2012.

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Welcome to the "Get In The Wild Newswire"

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At North American Wilderness Leadership School we are proud to provide a great social networking platform that makes staying in touch fun and easy for the Get in the Wild Community. These features provide a covenient way for our community to get involved and keep up to date on new courses, programs, gear reviews and what all of our friends are up to. Specific features include the Get In The Wild Blog, Facebook style networking, photo gallery, video galley, private groups and event management. Feel free to set up your free profile and explore our great wilderness adventure community.

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