Dip your toes into an exciting river tour in this sampling of Big Bend National Park. Adventure Host Gary Bodiford interviews professional River Guide John Parker of Big Bend River Tours. Learn a little about the Rio Grand's geology and early explorer history as Team Adventure Crew floats down the river between 1500 foot cliffs and amidst the splashing rapids of the Santa Elena Canyon for twenty-two miles.
Carlsbad's uniqueness is exposed in the more and varied formations of its larger caverns. Trek deeper with Ranger Geologists Paul Burger and Stan Allison as they lead Adventurer Clint Pollock on a special King's Palace Tour uncovering popcorn stalactites, strange angled stalactites and other formations created by the hydrology and geology of Carlsbad's extra large Caverns. There's always something new and exciting around every corner and turn of the path. Flow stones measuring in the hundreds of feet and stalagmites and stalactites that have flowed together to form columns in excess of 65 feet tall.
There are caves and then there are Caverns. Carlsbad is definitely a Caverns class attraction. There is so much to see and do here that sets New Mexico’s Carlsbad apart from other cave attractions that we couldn’t possibly list everything in one teaser video like this. Adventurer Clint Pollock delivers the been-there-done-that experience in this short video featuring Ranger Geologist Paul Burger as they explore and expose Carlsbad’s Big Room, the 8 acre sized, stalagmite filled room that is 750 feet below ground, the bat flight of thousands of bats every night and, the 1 ¼ mile main entrance switchback trail that follows the original explorers path as they discovered this underground wonder. Carlsbad is certainly for everyone with its updated elevator system that accommodates anyone wanting to see its secrets revealed. So, bring a flashlight, leave the baby stroller in the car and follow a self guided tour or hook up with one of the ranger guided tours to explore Carlsbad Caverns.
Captain Clint and the Crew take you on a Houseboat trek going where no car has gone before; a multi-day cruise on Lake Mohave in Arizona. If you are accustomed to site seeing from a car and are looking for something different while still being independent and very relaxing, then a houseboat vacation on Lake Mohave is for you. Been there done that insider tips and area descriptions include what to expect in weather, local services, surrounding landscapes and navigational safety instruction specifically for Lake Mohave. The Crew checks out places like Cottonwood Cove, Katherine Landing and Owl Point Cove. So, pack up the hot dogs and the kids and it's anchors a weigh, matey!
This traveler class video features what to do and see when vacationing in the Lake Mohave area of The Lake Meade National Recreation Area. It’s Vegas, baby so it’s entertainment 24/7! But, it’s also, Davis Dam, Lake Meade National Recreational Area, Lake Mohave, Bullhead City, Searchlight, The Colorado River, and more. Hey, have you ever driven on Christmas Tree Pass? Here’s your chance! There’s gambling, jet skis, boating, restaurants, wildlife, fishing, motels and hotels, RV parks, camp grounds and lots more. Coming in via the Las Vegas Air Port, Captain Clint lists attractions as well as a few things to look out for when house boating on Lake Mohave or just seeing the sights. This area is one of those sought after “Something for Everyone” destinations. With the kids? Without the kids? (Ye Haw!). From the car? On foot? Rent a boat or house boat? It just doesn’t make any difference. This is a vacationer’s dream for families, couples, water sports and naturalists alike. Sure, there’s theme parks too but, we won’t go there.
See a state champion tree, get up close to live bats, walk the ten foot dry boardwalk that is flooded annually as the turtles of Westin Lake welcome you to Congaree National Park. The extreme contrasts of Congaree flooded and Congaree dry are explored as Clint Pollock takes you through part II of Congaree National Park, boardwalk and Sims Trail area. Learn some insider tips like the best months to visit the park, what to see and what to expect, the best way to rent a canoe.
Death Valley’s not just the largest national park in the continental USA, it’s also Adventure-Crew’s favorite. Join Team A-C as we go 4-wheeling, stand 282 feet below sea level, skamper up a sand dune, and reveal our personal “faves” among DV’s many hot spots.
Our “Near-by” videos give adventurers just a little more about the surrounding areas of our national parks. Adventuring at Rocky Mountain National Park is strongly enhanced by the recreation that is a four season industry in Colorado. Water sports and snow sports are the rules at Grand Lake and Estes Park, Colorado which include kayaking, water skiing, snow skiing, snow boarding, cross country skiing, trail hiking, boating and many other warm and cold weather activities. This short video teases the viewer with grand vistas of lake and mountain, and lists activities and services in the area as well as exploring the contrasts between Grand Lake on the west side of the national park, and Estes Park on the east side.
Being at 12,000 feet is a very unique experience and Adventure-Crew takes you there on The Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado. This is a 9 mile one way road that starts in the basin area and goes all way to the Alpine Visitor Center at the top. You will see rocky waterfalls such as Chasm Falls, wild marmots, elk, and plenty of altitude. Looking down on snow-filled clouds and 9,000 foot mountain tops has its own reward as you drive on a road that literally has to be rebuilt every year.
For sun, water, sand, mountains and even forest, check out the most unique family adventure vacation "beach" in the US; The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Strap on your hiking boots and sling your water bottle over your shoulder and traipse on up the largest dunes in North America. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado is 150,000 acres of very unique and trailess hiking. See wildlife, a part time river that often just disappears, some really tall dunes, and be a part of one of the largest natural attractions visible from space. Oh, and don't miss The Sand Ramp Trail, Medano Creek and the famous High Dune. Add an outdoor camping trip to your visit by staying in The Pinon Flats Campground.