By sharing my local experiences and knowledge, I can make it fun and safe for folks to build their outdoor skills and have their own successful adventures.
Each tour combines local history, outdoor education, and encourages the use of your senses. All tours are able to be customized.
We have several tours to choose from but in general go with the easiest one first which is Silver Dale. Or, give me a call and we can discuss. There is a fitness saying “you have to start somewhere”. I am accustomed to adjusting to the needs of the group.
As soon as you know your dates you can book your tour. I will then send you a confirmation e-mail and arrange a meeting place in Town. You will follow me up to the trailhead in your own car.
Changing weather, trail conditions, and your healthiness are always taken into consideration so that we may have a fun and safe trip. I may change the time, day, and/or the itinerary of the tour. If I need to cancel due to weather I will do my best to rebook you. In general mornings have the most stable weather and this is particularly true for late spring and early summer.
For your safety and preservation of the site, so that others may in the future learn and enjoy them we will be exploring with our eyes, and imaginations. Old mine buildings, debris, tunnels, and the soils around them can be unstable and unsafe. We leave artifacts where we find them and take only photographs.
We will stay on the trails that we have permission to use. This is because there are many mine claims owned privately. Also, the hillsides have hundreds of uncovered holes, air vents, shafts and tunnels that are not grated and closed off.
The snack will be some prepackaged bar and a piece of fresh fruit such as an apple or orange. If you need non gluten or have a tree nut allergy please let me know ahead of time. You should have a meal before your tour and be well rested and hydrated.
Yes and I will always carry an Iphone and first aid kit and procedure card with a list of emergency phone numbers. I encourage you to use your phone for photos but not take calls so that you can enjoy your time in nature.
We meet for our tours at the Georgetown Gateway Visitor Center where restrooms are available at the start of our trip. Some trailheads have a porta pottie. I also carry wag bags on the trail. If nature calls while we are out on the trail, you let me know, and I can educate you how to properly go outside. And, don't be embarrassed to ask as its normal, everyone has to go sometime.
No. We have wildlife and other people to consider on the trail so for everyones safety our tours are Fido free.