There's nothing like a tour for acquainting newcomers with office buildings, chocolate factories, and complicated Parisian sewer systems. Take unfamiliar surroundings in stride with today's Groupon: for $87, you get a full-day Mt. Hood snowshoe tour from EverGreen Escapes (a $175 value).
EverGreen Escapes presents nature enthusiasts with the opportunity to mush through a sparkling winter landscape. As snowshoed feet grip snow-kissed mountains, keep eyes glued to Mt. Hood's majestic landscape and ears open to vivid descriptions from your knowledgeable tour guide as he or she highlights the wonders of the local ecosystem and its history while dispensing pointers on extreme weather wilderness survival. The tour includes wildlife spotting and bird tracking; morning and afternoon tea, a northwest-style lunch, and other refreshments; and a visit to the Timberline Lodge. The lodge's exterior was used during the filming of The Shining. The day starts when a bio-fueled Mercedes van or Jeep picks up visitors at one of Portland's downtown hotels and ends with hotel drop off. Snowshoes are provided. This Groupon must be booked before February 1st (and taken by March 16th), but tours run year-round.
Numerous publications have featured EverGreen Escapes, including USA Today and the Seattle Times. CityVoters named it among the three Best Eco Adventures in the Northwest for 2010. More than 120 TripAdvisors give it an average of five owl eyes and rank it 3rd out of 254 attractions in Seattle.
- This is a company that celebrates and supports the businesses and people local to the tour areas. It is also a company that celebrates and supports its tour guides, who are dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate about our natural world… – Zularaz, TripAdvisor
- Over all I had an experience that will last me for a long time and I consider myself very lucky to have had EverGreen Escapes being my gate to the Pacific Northwest… – Marcohairdr, TripAdvisor