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 permaculture paradise. We will then explore the San Bernardino national forest on trails that begin right outside of our door (only locals know about this trail). During our adventure we’ll take in the stunning views from those trails and get up close and personal with the native wild life. 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. I have also been teaching Tai Chi for over 20 years and will be happy to offer an introductory lesson as part of your experience.
As a child, I loved playing in nature. My love of nature and of sharing my discoveries with others lead me to get a PhD in science education at UCB. After many years as an indoor educator (Including being a public school teacher, professor, and Education Director at NeXT Inc. reporting directly to Steve Jobs), I moved to The Farm (founded by Stephen and Inna May Gaskin), an intentional community in TN, and for 15 years took children and families on nature adventures both as a teacher at, and principal of, The Farm School and as Day 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 late great sage, Jerry Garcia used to say, "what a long strange trip it's been.
Home made artisan sourdough bread and homemade trail mix for the gluten intolerant.
Where you'll be
We are developing our yard to be a permaculture paradise. The national forest we will explore is incredibly beautiful offering incredible views of Tahquitz Rock, Diamond lake and panoramic views of the surrounding area. The plant and animal diversity along the trail is amazing!
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
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.
While we have yet to book our first experience we have many years of experience leading outdoor adventures!
$50 / personNew experience
$50 / person