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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. The Votes Are In… You voted, and we listened – now the winners of Defenders’ 2014 Photo Contest are here! See if your favorite won, and take a look at some of the amazing runner-ups. We’ve Got to Protect What’s Left of the Sagebrush Sea New research shows that after a fire, the Sagebrush Sea (home to the imperiled greater sage-grouse) could take up to 20 years to fully recover. With other factors already threatening so much of this habitat, what does that mean for the species that call it home?