Class #39

Hike, Bike & Paddle Door County

Bob Bultman, Dave Bultman & Erin Tauscher

July 14 - July 20


instructor imageInvigorate your spirit and soak up the raw beauty of Door County�s world-class natural areas during this outdoor adventure week. Using various �modes� of transportation, you�ll explore the unique geology, vegetation and wildlife that comprise the various interdependent ecosystems of the Door Peninsula. You�ll stroll through sun-dappled forest cathedrals, ascend to grand vistas atop the Niagara Escarpment, bike along scenic country roads and kayak clear blue waters. At the beginning of the week, a special guest will provide an introduction to mindfulness and walking meditation. Evenings provide an opportunity to relax around a council ring fire.

Although the week is designed to be relaxing and leisurely, you should anticipate moderate levels of physical activity for about six hours each day. Transportation modes are easily adapted to individual desires. Weather on the Door Peninsula can be unpredictable, and the class will be held outdoors as much as possible. In addition to appropriate clothing and footwear, water bottle and daypack, consider bringing a camera, journal, binoculars and flashlight.

Bob Bultman and his father, Dave Bultman, are northeast Wisconsin natives who take every chance they get to work and play outside. Bob is a consulting naturalist who helps landowners maintain and enhance their native landscapes with his business, RestoreDoor EcoLogical Services. He serves on the Steering Committee of a handful of not-for-profit organizations, including the Forest Recovery Project and the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network. Bob lives in Baileys Harbor.

Dave Bultman is a retired career firefighter from Green Bay and is the president of The Friends of The Clearing. He is frequently found employing his skills as a landscape gardener and has nearly perfected the craft of building dry-stack rock walls out of the local Door County dolostone. Some of his best work can be seen at The Clearing. Dave lives in Fish Creek.

Erin Tauscher is a lifelong seeker, adventurer and nature enthusiast. Paddle boarding, biking and hiking continue to reveal the wonders and charm of northern Door County. In her eye, there is no shortage of possibility here. Well, maybe except elevation (ha!). But that�s up to each of us, right? Erin lives in Baileys Harbor.

Dave will contact students prior to class.
Car pooling is needed for this class.

Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: The cost for various fees can be up to $100, depending on rental needs, potential tour fees and the Washington Island ferry fee. Bringing your own bike is encouraged, though bike rental can be arranged for about $25 per day. Sea kayak rental will be approximately $50 for the day. Fees are payable during class to the vendor from whom the equipment is rented.

Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals