2-Mile Roundtrip Trek to Coast Guard Beach

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2-Mile Roundtrip Trek to Coast Guard Beach

100.00

From $100 Per Person + Any Add-Ons + Tax

Children under 18: $70 each

ADD-ONS: 1) Tai-Chi: $20 ea., 2) Meditation: $20 ea., 3) Creative Writing: $60 ea.

3 to 3.75-Hour Morning or Afternoon Tour

Capacity: 1 Minimum, 7 Maximum

June 1, 2017--September 30, 2017

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MINDFULNESS RAINFOREST TREK--$100: This is the basic tour for those of you who would like to get out for a two-mile round-trip hike on a gravel trail through the Southeast Alaskan rain forest, enjoy some conversation with your host and other trekkers, and spend some time beach-combing along the ocean. The first mile is mostly downhill after our flat muskeg start and winds us through a rain forest of Western red cedar, Sitka spruce, and hemlock, eventually leading us to a sprawling, undeveloped, rural beach. Here often various waterfowl and eagles can be seen and sometimes seals, sea lions, and whales.

This 3 to 3.75-hour tour includes picking you up at the docks, the 1-hour round-trip drive to and from the trail head, and the hike. You can choose a morning or afternoon tour. Morning tours meet at 8:00 AM and afternoon tours meet at 12:30 PM at the Ketchikan city map within the Berth-3 Shelter. The tour will depart no later than 8:15 AM or 12:45 PM. This hike will take place about 30 minutes north of Ketchikan by car. This hike is also the basis for any add-on packages that may be of interest to anyone.

ADD-ONS

  1. TAI-CHI & CHI-GONG--$20: In addition to the two-mile rain-forest hike, the chi-gong focus is for those interested in exploring the healing properties of chi (energy) and how to better connect with one's self and the land, sea, and those around them. Teague offers a forty-minute tai-chi exercise called the White Crane Qigong & Taoist Longevity Form once we reach the Beach. The White Crane Form helps us to relax built-up tension, follow our breath, and enjoy the slow, graceful movements of our bodies as well as tune into the rhythm of the nature around us.
  2. MEDITATION--$20: During the two-mile round-trip rain-forest hike, you are invited to practice walking meditation and/or, once we reach Coast Guard Beach, either standing or sitting meditation. The core of our meditation will be to practice returning to the present moment in order to be more fully where we are and what we are doing, as we try to catch ourselves being less mindful while caught up in worrying about the past or planning for the future.
  3. CREATIVE WRITING--$60: For those who range from an aspiring or beginning writer to the more practiced writer, this 2-mile round-trip hike is for the person who would like to jump-start their summer writing, or discover new ways of creatively documenting their Southeast Alaska trip, or have an outdoor experience or place in order to write and/or write about. This tour option comes with a hardcover journal that has waterproof pages and an all-weather mechanical pencil that can be taken with you at the tour's end. Teague will provide writing prompts for those interested in nature-writing, creative non-fiction, fiction, and/or poetry. He will also have on hand a Southeast Alaska flora and fauna book for those interested in identifying what they are seeing along the way.

*There are no facilities at the trailhead, along the trail, or at the beach. This is a rural hike. If needed, there are public restrooms in Knudsen Cove, which is about a mile from the trailhead by car. However, if there is a bathroom emergency, Teague has toilet paper and military waste kits--Wag Bags--one can use and cart out. This is a leave-no-trace excursion, including no littering or food left behind. This is also a tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free excursion.