Flights Into Extinction

The relentless drive of European colonizers and then early American/Canadian expansion west took its toll on the the forests, wildlife, Eastern Woodland Indians and the natural resources. Diseases, the true first world war and The War for Independence brought the colonial era to an end. Booth’s assassination of Lincoln was the final curtain to an independent South. Invasive creatures and human greed helped to empty the forest of chestnuts, elms, passenger pigeons and other super-abundant wildlife … immerse yourself into their ancient, interesting and historic contexts.

Bring your group on a personal journey at important sites throughout the Mid-Atlantic States and beyond. We are Mountain Man Journeys: Immersive, Significant Authentic and Thoughtful Explorations … to hundreds of near-secret places.

Ghost Town The Dodo Forest ShadowsSouthwestern Petroglyphs

The spiritual, communal nature of our ancestors has diminished across the ages under the sterile advances of modern life. Come on several of our Journeys to see the world in a more ancient context, of which you are a unique part. You may never come all the way home! Thus our mantra to ReDiscover Your Wild Side.

Sample “extinction” Journeys follow for one to many days. A Specialist will work with your group to customize amenities, meals, lodging, trip length, options/add-ons, level of service, dates, special needs of travelers and other aspects into a meaningful experience. Then an itinerary and price is determined; a cleared deposit holds your place on our available schedule. One or more Expert Guides will be assigned to your Journey, based on your Group size. These Journeys are usually booked weeks to months in advance of your departure date. Reserve Your Private Group Journey to get started!

The following Journeys are representative of human impacts that brought an end to some ancient wonders and ways of life in the East:

  • The first Civil War, Lincoln, and the end of the Confederacy
  • The Trail of Tears and the end of the Eastern Woodland Indians
  • Passenger pigeons
  • The end of the Old Growth Forests
  • Chestnut, Elm and other great trees
  • The Ice Age Great Mammals
Any of these Journeys can be upgraded to:
  • Photography Journey. Classes and individual instruction are available. 
  • Luxury Journey
  • Live The Dream: Acting Experiences at 300+ Amazing Film Shoot Sites, with Industry Pros!

Pricing will reflect your particular selections