About Timberline Biking and Hiking Trips
Timberline Adventures was started 31 years ago by Dick and Carol Gottsegen. Dick and Carol created a benchmark in the adventure business by creating and exploring amazing locations in Canada and the U.S. These hiking and biking trips are know for being rigorous, scenic experiences, trips of a lifetime really. Part of the fun has been enjoying these hiking and cycling tours with other like minded companions. We were guests on these cycling and hiking trips for years and a few years ago became interested in taking over when Dick and Carol were thinking about retiring. As it turns out, we became involved with the company in January 2012 and have been working closely with Dick, Carol and the rest of the staff on making a smooth transition. Several new trips are planned for this year, the catalog is out and we look forward not only to the season ahead, but to meeting many of you on a cycling or hiking adventure!
Dave and Kisa Harris
Meet some of our Guides.....
Years guiding: 4
Most recent wildlife sighting: Red fox and a herd of elk!
Hobbies: Hiking, (while identifying wildflowers and taking pictures), cycling, reading, skiing (downhill and xcountry), snowshoe, swim, and any other outdoor adventures I can find time for.
Favorite Timberline trip: The one I'm on (really). Love to meet new guests and reacquainting with vets I've met on past tours. A few highlights: Riding around Carter Lake and flourless chocolate cake overlooking the lake (Rogue River Rambler); the breathtaking, enormous mountains in Canada, incredible views hiking and biking; the stillness, tranquility of Capitol Reef/Escalante hikes; the best of both, hiker-biker in Glacier/Waterton
Things I will take with me this season while guiding: Sense of adventure (it is Timberline Adventures!), sunscreen and snacks
Favorite Timberline trip: Alaska. I am looking forward to the San Juan Alpiner and the Grand Canyon hike.
Years guiding: 15
I love guiding because of my passion fo the outdoors, movement and meeting happy wonderful people.
Hobbies: Cycling and hiking
What will you take with you guiding this season: I will take my spirit of adventure on every trip!
Most extreme sport: Riding my bike cross country in 50 days
Favorite song? Bridge Over Troubled Water
Wild animal have you seen most recently? Elk
Most memorable event so far this year: Biking "End to End" in Great Britain
Favorite food: Ice Cream
Favorite hobbie: Hiking
Timberline Trip would you most like to go on: British Columbia Odyssey
What will you take with you on each trip you guide this year? My wife (and fellow guide Linda!)
Favorite Timberline Trip: Cycling Glacier and hiking the Grand Canyon
Years guiding: 20
Hobbies: Hiking with my dog and gardening
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Recommendation to guests: Relax and enjoy your trip!
Pet: My yellow lab "Ridge"
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite food: Vegetables
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride
Favorite Timberline trip: A bike/hike Custom Oregon trip from Portland to Hood River and then to Timberline Lodge.
Hobbies: Running, biking, hiking, reading, hanging with puppies, and friends and photography
Favorite food: Pizza
Hobbies: Biking, music and hanging with my puppies
Pets: 2 dogs; Sadie (4y/o) and Bowie (2.5 y/o)
Favorite bike trip: San Juan Mountain of Colorado
Favorite hiking trip: Great Smokey Mountains
Favorite movie: Indiana Jones
Pets: Fenway and Ellsbury (standard poodles and Prince the cat)
What will you take with you on each trip you guide this year? ipad
Advice for customers on a Timberline trip: Take advantage of the location you are in and explore!
Favorite bike trip: SanJuans Mountains of Colorado, the San Juan Islands of WA and the bike ride around Rainer!.
Favorite hike trip: Grand Canyon!
Favorite movie: Mama Mia
Favorite hobbies: painting, hiking and biking
Advise for customers on a Timberlne trip: Relax and have fun!
What will you take with you on each trip you guide this year? A spirit for adventure! Plus water, sunscreen, sun glasses, chap stick!
Favorite hike or bike trip: Hiking Yellowstone, Biking the Rogue River Rambler
Favorite movie: Field of Dreams
Wild animal seen most recently: Javelina
Favorite color: Purple
Timberline trip most want to go on: Glacier
Advise for customer on a trip: Be flexible
Number of years with Timberline: 10
Favorite songs: Over the Rainbow, It's a wonderful life, Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole
Wild animal most recently seen: Chickens (on Kauai!)
Pet: ZWIGGIE-Cinnamon colored teddy bear
Hobbie: Assembling huge jigsaw puzzles (13,600 pieces largest yet)
Nickname: "one who accepts all leftowvers" or "designated eater"
Favorite song: Great balls of fire by Jerry Lee Lewis
Best book you have read this year: Hunger Games
Favorite hobbie: People watching
Most extreme sport: Aerobatic flying to ultra running
Advice you would give Timberline customers: Be nice to your guides
Favorite Timberlnehiking and biking trip: Hiking Zions, Angels Lnading and biking New Mexico Classic
Years guiding for Timberline; 4
Favorite movie: Out of Africa, The Usual Suspects
Wild animal seen most recently: Fox, and bald eagle
Favorite food: Ice Cream
Favorite place to visit; Grand Canyon
What will you take with you on each trip you guide this year: A sense of adventure
Number of years guiding with Timberline: 13 years
Most exciting wildlife: Seeing a Cougar cross the road in Walteron, AB
Favorite food: Kakawa Chocolate from Sante Fe or BBQ anything
Hobbies: Drawing and painting
Extreme sports: Ice and rock climbing, 1680 mile self support tour of NM to BC, Hele skiing and trail running
Number of years guiding with Timberline: 2, althought, I'm a 20 year customer
Favorite food: I eat to ride and ride to eat! I really do love fresh salmon, but in my daily life I thrive on popcorn and bread.
Favorite movie: Groudhog Day, very funny with the underlying message that the positive things you do for people make all the difference.
Favorite Timberline trip: Without a doubt, last years biking Odyssey in the Canadian Maritmes.
Hobbies: Photography, reading, exploring new places and favorite old places like Utah's canyon country.
What you will take with you on each trip you guide this summer: Too many cameras and lenses, just ask anyone who's picked up that bag.
Pets: Currently 2 cats, and fostering 2 other young cats from the Summit County Animal Shelter, where I spend a lot of time volunteering.
Favorite movie: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Wild animal you have seen most recently: Coyote
Favorite food: Peanut butter
Most extreme sport: Downhill biking
What will you take with you on each trip you guide this year? My journal
Favorite Timberline trip: Cycling the Sea to Sky (6 times)
Hobbies: Rock climbing
Favorite food: Fresh Trout from El Tovar (South Rim of the Grand Canyon)
Favorite movie: 12 Angry Men
Tip to guests: Be prepared! If you are hiking in the Sand Dunes and it is windy, wear ski gogles.
Favourite tour dining spot:
We look forward to enjoying time with you on a Timberline Trip this year!