Chad Maurer

Hiking Tours and Permits/Admin

MEMBER SINCE

1994

HOME STATE

WA

'Nature,' ... whether it's in the wilderness or my backyard. We often forget, but nature is what we are.

Who is Chad?

One of Chad’s earliest memories is seeing the Rocky Mountains for the first time as he and his parents were moving west from Iowa. He was only about 3 years old, but says, “I knew we were headed in the right direction!” He spent a lot of time in the outdoors growing up: hiking, fishing, and hunting with his parents. As a youth, soccer was his favorite sport. “I was like a junkie for the black and white ball, chasing it constantly.” During college, music became a passion. Over the years Chad has played bass guitar in a number of different bands. In his 20’s and 30’s his interests turned toward travel to foreign destinations: Mexico, Central, and South America, Europe, Asia. Ultimately, “Nature is my temple and I like to get my spiritual ‘fix’ as often as possible.” Any given weekend you’ll likely find Chad somewhere outside.

Olympic Peninsula Hiking Tour
Tough call

Q&A With Chad

Q.

Favorite tour?

A.

Olympic Peninsula Hiking Tour

Q.

Why?

A.

Olympic National Park forests have more bio-mass per acre than anywhere else on the planet and the Park preserves more wild coastline than any other Nat'l Park. Cap it off with rugged snow-capped mountains and you have a destination unlike any other.

Q.

Favorite ride on a Bicycle Adventures trip?

A.

Icefields Parkway (Glacier-Banff-Jasper and Banff-Jasper tours)

Q.

Favorite book?

A.

I have been a reading junkie for 50 years now, so it's hard to pick a favorite. For fiction, maybe Friend of the Earth by TC Boyle. For non-fiction, maybe Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.

Chad's Favorite Tours

Washington, USA
Hike through temperate rainforests – inland and coastal – plus wild beaches, lowland and alpine lakes ...
DURATION

6 Days

PRICE

$3,198

LEVEL

All Levels

Volcanoes of Washington Tour
Oregon, Washington, USA
Two wheels. Four mountains. Eight days. A million memories. Crafted for solid cyclists, our bicycle to...
DURATION

8 Days

PRICE

$3,996

LEVEL

Advanced

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