2017 solar eclipse in America, national parks

“All solar eclipses are phenomenal, but witnessing one amid the dramatic landscapes of Grand Teton National Park would extra special, as nature ensures her force is felt in every direction.”

Highlights

Total eclipse of the sun | Seattle | Mount Rainier National Park | Missoula, Montana | Wildlife tracking in Yellowstone National Park | Grand Teton National Park | Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho | Humboldt National Forest & Elko, Nevada | Sunset catamaran cruise across Lake Tahoe | Yosemite National Park, California | San Francisco

Description of 2017 solar eclipse in America, national parks

For most people, witnessing a solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and on August 21st, 2017, people across the United States will be able to observe this rare event. This 2017 solar eclipse holiday in America’s national parks is an incredible opportunity to enjoy the total eclipse of the sun against the dramatic skyline of the Grand Teton mountain range, near the classic Western town of Jackson, Wyoming – right under the path of totality. Take in the awesome power of nature in the sky and on land, as you visit the volcanoes and geysers of Yellowstone National Park, a landscape where grey wolves and grizzlies still roam. Travelling through the park with a wildlife tracking guide increased your chances of spotting these charismatic creatures.

Lake Tahoe is pure bliss – you can sip champagne on board a catamaran as you cross the blue waters. Enjoy scenic views of Mount Rainier’s snow-capped, 4,394m peak, and hike through Yosemite, surrounded by thick forest, waterfalls and sheer granite walls. This tour offers an incredible adventure in some of the United States most iconic parks, topped off by viewing a total eclipse eclipse for over two minutes on the morning of 21st August 2017.

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Responsible tourism: 2017 solar eclipse in America, national parks

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

Safety viewing glasses will be provided to all travellers and spares will be on hand. The eclipse will be viewed in an area of outstanding beauty so your tour leader will ensure that all information is provided to protect the area, and that a leave no trace policy is enforced.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America’s vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

When visiting desert areas it is important that we help to protect this fragile environment. The desert’s natural way to avoid sand erosion is by creating cryptobiotic soil which creates a living crust on the desert floor. This special soil helps the desert to protect itself from wind and rain erosion and promotes plant growth. All our tour leaders encourage our travellers to stick to the path to avoid damaging this special soil which can be hard to see.

We spend a significant amount of time at various National Parks on this tour, the included entrance fees help to preserve the status and upkeep of the park on a continued and sustainable basis. Interaction with National Park Rangers helps to preserve this role as an employment opportunity for local people and future generations.

Our tour leaders will educate travellers on how best to interact with the wildlife in the parks, for example advising people not to feed the animals to stop them becoming dependent on hand-outs from humans.

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