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Idyllwild Unseen

Idyllwild-Pine Cove, United States

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Experience hosted by Peter

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our Nature Connection Adventures are designed for folks seeking a unique outdoor experience in our beautiful mountain town. We’ll begin by exploring our house and yard, which we are transforming into a sustainable, regenerative, permaculture paradise. We will then explore the San Bernardino National Forest on trails known only to locals that begin right outside our door - no crowded trails or parking issues! During our adventure, we’ll take in stunning views from these trails and get up close and personal with native wildlife.

We're all about customizing our experiences to the wants and needs of our guests and the amazing changing seasons on our mountain. I have extensive knowledge of the plants and animals we are likely to encounter and will be happy to share that knowledge with you and/or to quietly take in the natural beauty we will encounter on our nature saunter.
Our Nature Connection Adventures are designed for folks seeking a unique outdoor experience in our beautiful mountain town. We’ll begin by exploring our house and yard, which we are transforming into a sustainable, regenerative, permaculture paradise. We will then explore the San Bernardino National Forest on trails known only to locals that begin right outside our door - no crowded trails or parking issues! During our adventure, we’ll take in st…

Peter's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Homemade trail mix.
From $60
/ person
Fri, Jan 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Sat, Jan 23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Sun, Jan 24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Peter

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 14 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am co-founder of Hilltop Education Connections and being a nature guide is central to who I am.

As a child, I loved playing in nature. My love of nature and sharing what I’ve learned with others inspired me to get a PhD in science education at UCB. I have been a public-school teacher in CA, professor in NYC, and Education Director at NeXT (with Steve Jobs). After that, I moved to The Farm, an intentional community in TN, and began taking children and families on nature adventures as a teacher at, and principal of, The Farm School and as Program Director of the Kids to the Country program.

Since moving to Idyllwild, I've been leading nature experiences with children and families, taking in the stunning views and amazing wildlife inhabiting our hills. As the great sage, Jerry Garcia used to say, "what a long strange trip it's been."
I am co-founder of Hilltop Education Connections and being a nature guide is central to who I am.

As a child, I loved playing in nature. My love of nature and sharing what I’ve learned with others inspired me to get a PhD in science education at UCB. I have been a public-school teacher in CA, professor in NYC, and Education Director at NeXT (with Steve Jobs). After that, I moved to The Farm, an intentional community in TN, and began taking children and families on nature adventures as…
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Where you'll be

We love where we live and are excited to share the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are developing our yard into a regenerative, sustainable, permaculture paradise. The San Bernardino National Forest begins where our yard ends and is both beautiful and serene, offering stunning views of Tahquitz Rock, Diamond Valley Lake and panoramic views of the surrounding area. And the plant and animal diversity along the trails is amazing!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 14 reviews.

Edith
December 2020
What a treat! Peter was a great guide. His love for the area comes through in his storytelling and knowledge. It was magical to experience these trails just after a snowstorm. Would definitely hike with Peter again.
Holly
December 2020
We had a great outing today with Peter. Our family had a great hike in the snow and Peter was a most capable and entertaining guide. We would have never ventured off into the great unknown without such capable guidance. The scenery was beautiful and Peter’s knowledge of the area enhanced the experience. A great family experience, thanks for spending the afternoon with us Peter.
We had a great outing today with Peter. Our family had a great hike in the snow and Peter was a most capable and entertaining guide. We would have never ventured off into the gre…
Suresh
December 2020
Love to Peter for his passion and the time spent learning from him how nature impacts us all. a great time and highly worth it
Brittany
December 2020
Peter is absolutely AWESOME! This is a magical and once in a life time experience that you have to try. The breathtaking views and moments of just absolute amazement will have you utterly speechless. Peter provides a vast array of knowledge about the wilderness and all of the natural wildlife that Idyllwild has to offer. His homemade trail mix is yummy to for a hiking treat. Peter has great energy and is passionate about his love for nature and wilderness. This infectious and contagious excitement makes the hike go by so fast! I am already planning my next trip with Peter and can’t wait! Don’t hesitate just book it and you won’t regret it at all.
Peter is absolutely AWESOME! This is a magical and once in a life time experience that you have to try. The breathtaking views and moments of just absolute amazement will have you…
Keri
December 2020
Had a wonderful adventure in the outdoors with Peter. He was super knowledgeable and we learned a ton during our hike. Top notch nature guide for sure. Our dog loved it too! Such a beautiful experience in nature. Highly recommend!
Megan
November 2020
Peter is a fantastic tour guide. Loved having a science teacher as our guide. He was especially great with giving pointers and interacting with my 9 year old. Loved his knowledge of the area and all the vegetation and animals! Cool person to spend time with overall if you’re visiting Idyllwild and looking to be educated on what the locals know. So personable and really just a nice, genuine person.
Peter is a fantastic tour guide. Loved having a science teacher as our guide. He was especially great with giving pointers and interacting with my 9 year old. Loved his knowledge…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable hiking shoes

Water bottle or hydration pack