|STARLIGHT SNOWSHOE TOURS, BONFIRE ON SNOW EVENTS, AND MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE TOURS COMING UP|
Jan 05, 2010
Starlight Snowshoe Tours take place under the light of Central Oregon’s starry sky from the elevation and darkness of the High Cascade Mountains and allow guests to get away from the light of the city, learn about the constellations, watch for shooting stars and listen for the hush of the nighttime forest. No experience is necessary. The tour cost is $60 per person and includes professional guide, transportation, snowshoes, instruction, and hot chocolate.
Bonfire on the Snow participants embark on a short snowshoe tour with a Wanderlust Tours naturalist guide to a quiet spot in the snowy forest to bask at a glowing bonfire in the middle of an amphitheater hand carved into the deep snow. In small groups, participants relax around the fire enjoying local bakery desserts and hot drinks while guides share fun facts about the forest, its animal life and the night sky. The event cost is $75 per person and includes professional guide, transportation, snowshoes, instruction, hot drinks and desserts.
Moonlight Snowshoe Tours, scheduled during full moon nights, invite guests to snowshoe by the light of the moon, to discover the Cascades with the bright moonlight reflecting off of the white snow, and to look for signs of animals in their nocturnal wonderland. Wanderlust Tours’ naturalist guides bring the forest alive with vibrant natural and cultural history interpretation along the way, and top the trip off with hot chocolate and marshmallows. No experience is necessary. The tour cost is $60 per person and includes professional guide, transportation, snowshoes, instruction, and hot chocolate.
Half-day Snowshoe Tours and Desert Cave Tours are also available daily at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Half-day tours range from $44 to $49 per person.
All snowshoe tours take participants off-trail into snowy forest. Children 8 years and older are welcome on Snowshoe Tours, 5 years and older on Cave Tours.
Wanderlust Tours, specializing since 1993 in taking small groups into remote natural areas while maintaining a low impact on the environment, was awarded the OSU Austin Excellence in Family Business Award in 2007.
For information and reservations, call (541) 389-8359 or (800) 962-2862 from outside Central Oregon, or go to Wanderlust’s web site at www.wanderlusttours.com.