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We've Got Stories To Tell... Yours and Ours.

Our Heli-hiking story - 29 Years In The Making...

We wrote this short story in 1994 to introduce our newest heli-hiking adventure at the time and invite clients to join us in celebration of our company's 10th year anniversary. The story we told then is the same story we told last year when we went heli-hiking 29 years later. It could be the same story we tell again this year. The only difference is YOU! 

"The helicopter has just landed. You and ten others slowly exit the helicopter and huddle on the ground near the skid. Your hat in hand shields your face from swirling downdraft. The helicopter lifts off, and with it, the wind is suddenly gone.  You slowly straighten up.  Standing on a mountain at 8,000 feet, the twisting stream in the green valley is a mile down.  Across the valley, a glacier made of ice 1,000 years old clings near the top of a jagged mountain.  Beyond it, rows of mountain peaks touching the heavens fade to the horizon."

Welcome to the top of the world!

"This is an invitation to try something different.  Join us as we take you off the beaten path, exploring the mountains as they really are: majestic, unspoiled, and breathtaking.  With a helicopter, we will have access to everything the mountains offer, from the peaks to glaciers and beautiful flowered meadows. We will walk above the tree line across spectacular high mountain ridges where the peaks poke into the endless sky.

For you, this is truly a stress-free vacation. Our hikes are suited to you. Your pace, your distance, your interests, and your lifestyle. Challenge yourself, or just chill!  You relax, and we handle the details -- even down to the hiking equipment you will need from head to toe. "There is no other feeling like being placed on a mountaintop with only ten other guests and a 360-degree view that will leave an impression on your mind, body, and spirit -- for the rest of your life!"

Celebrate the Journey! 

That first heli-hiking experience at the Bugaboos was our first real entry into the Adventure Travel space. It taught us that we had a lot to learn, but also helped gain a better understanding and more clarity on what would become our careers and life mission! By the second or third trip, Gene made a comment that CMH and The Walking Connection would quote for years to come..."If you are only able to go on one more vacation, this should be it! So for the next 27+ years, that's exactly what we did. 

Gene & Jo Ann Taylor

Co-founders, CEO & President 


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