23 March 2011 Sign Up Today: Apache Wilderness Journeys Posted by: James Navarro | Leave a comment | Share: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a time before television, smart phones, traffic, deadlines and all the other pressures of modern life—to slow down and experience a deeper connection to the world around you? Here’s your chance. The White Mountain Apache Tribe is now offering a unique culture, wildlife and wilderness tour that will take you on a 6-day/5-night journey into the heart of the Southwest and on a mission to see the rarest wolf in North America—el lobo, or the Mexican gray wolf—in the wild. Join Apache guides on expeditions into the Tribe’s remote, lush forests for a chance to hear or see endangered lobos and learn about efforts to restore other imperiled wildlife such as Mexican spotted owls and Apache trout. Experience firsthand the Apache way of life through crafts, storytelling and traditional meals (vegetarian options available) Sleep safely and comfortably in furnished cabins Gain insight into centuries-old traditional ceremonies Connect with wildlife through Apache culture and help save something wild Checkout Defenders editor Heidi Ridgely’s first-hand account of the tours in our latest issue. Sign Up Today Sign up today and learn more at Naturalist Journeys! The tours are filling up fast. The Apache have scheduled only two trips this year, and there are just a handful of seats left open for the Jun. 5-10 expedition. Ranked by National Geographic Adventure in the top 25 of adventure-travel companies, Naturalist Journeys, the Arizona-based travel and conservation-oriented tour operator, is helping to coordinate registration for the trip and is on hand to answer any logistical questions you potential explorers may have. Learn more about Defenders’ work with the White Mountain Apache and Mexican gray wolves. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Safety Pens Mean Peace of Mind in Panther Country For Floridians who live alongside Florida panthers, coexistence means finding ways to protect both their beloved pets and these critically endangered cats. Building an enclosure is a great solution, especially for backyard animals. It’s Time to Act for Right Whales Years after they agreed to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales, we’re still waiting on NMFS to follow through. So we took to the courts to get this much-needed protection in place. How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?