Hike, Bike & Paddle Door County
Bob Bultman & Kelly King
July 11 - July 17, 2021
Invigorate 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, a journal, a flashlight and binoculars.
Bob Bultman is a northeast Wisconsin native who takes every chance he gets 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.
Kelly King was born and raised in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation and has led outdoor adventure programs for the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay and the YMCA of Boston. She enjoys international volunteer/adventure traveling, including walking the Camino in Spain and Portugal. She works as an elementary school behavior coordinator in Menominee, Michigan.
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):
$1120 Dorm Room Package*
$1220 Two-Person Room Package*
$1835 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$625 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 5 meals