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Great Mother’s Day gift: A guided trip at Mono Lake

May 10th, 2017 by Nora, Lead Naturalist Guide
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My mother, Kerry, at Black Point. Photo by Nora Livingston.

My mother loves the Mono Basin. She lives on the coast in the lush hills of West Marin, but she craves the dry expanse of sagebrush and the quiet aspen canyons of the Eastside, so she visits me as often as she can in the summertime. She and my dad set up their tent in Lee Vining Canyon and spend their days exploring Mono Lake, basking in the glory of the Sierra, and painting flowers with watercolors. She, like many of our visitors, likes to make the most out of her time here, filling her days with adventure, diving deeper into her experience here in the Eastern Sierra.

Last year, I gave my mom the gift of attending the Miwok-Paiute Basketry field seminar so she could learn the art of weaving willows from Julia and Lucy Parker. She was thrilled. She enjoyed the seminar immensely, and was very proud of her beautiful basket. In fact, she loved it so much, she signed up for the seminar again this year!

Why not give your mother the gift of learning and exploration for Mother’s Day this year? You could sign her up for a field seminar of her choosing or set up a custom guided trip to spend a day exploring the Mono Basin with an expert naturalist. These gifts take up no space and the memories last a lifetime.

We are offering $25 off a custom guided trip if you give it as a gift this Mother’s or Father’s Day. Just mention that you are arranging the trip as a gift when you contact us about setting up the trip. The trip date may be scheduled for anytime during the summer, but act fast, as the dates are filling up!

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Me and my mother exploring the fall colors last October. Photo by Nora Livingston.