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Crawler ChronicleSummer 2012 
In This Issue
Chasing Yosemite
Fit for Travel
Cook's Corner:
Mango Avocado Salsa
Generation Next:
Kevin Kent
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Chasing Waterfalls ...
Yosemite National Park has the world's highest concentration!
Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Alaska Adventures

June is a fantastic time to explore waterfalls. Warmer weather and sunny days encourage a dip in the pools below a waterfall, while the water flow is still high enough for some spectacular sightseeing.

Yosemite National Park in California has the highest concentration of major waterfalls in the world. From any point in Yosemite Valley, you can see a waterfall -- in some places you can view as many as FOUR!

Bridalveil, Vernal, and Nevada falls are the most popular, while Upper Yosemite and Ribbon are among the world highest. At 2425 feet (739 m) from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall, Yosemite falls ranks 5th highest in the world!

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With two- and three-day tours departing every week, getting to Yosemite is easier than ever -- just hop on one of our Yosemite adventures if you are in San Francisco, or contact us and let us help plan your trip.
Fit For Travel
Enjoy a Healthier Adventure!
Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - Monument Valley

For many people maintaining a steady weight while traveling is difficult -- location changes, sleep pattern disruptions, climate variations, and tempting foods can all help pack on pound after pound during a vacation.

Taking off a week from working out wont send the scale skyrocketing, but any longer than that may allow those sneaky fat cells to dominate over a once flat belly. Here are a few tips to keep you healthier on your vacation and help you avoid bringing back a little more than you planned for.

1) Rest. Your days can be packed with non-stop excitement, but leave plenty of time to get in 8 hours a night. You'll have energy the next day to experience even more fun!

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Cook's Corner
Kevin's Mango Avocado Salsa!
Green Tortoise Adventure Bus tours - mango salsa recipe

Mangos are in season and this zesty salsa pairs well with fish and chicken . . . or grab a handful of tortilla chips and just make this a meal!

Kevin's Mango avocado salsa:
  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
In a medium bowl, combine the mango, avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, and garlic. Stir in the salt, lime juice, and red onion. To blend the flavors, refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.
Generation Next
Kevin Kent Joins the Green Tortoise
Green Tortoise adventure bus tours - guide Kevin Kent

Welcome Kevin! The Green Tortoise is proud to announce that Kevin Kent has started to guide adventure trips. Kevin is the grandson of GT founder Gardner Kent and the son of the current owner, Lyle Kent. He has inherited his family's excellent work ethic, love for adventure, and passion for helping people.

Join Kevin on an upcoming Western Trail or Yosemite National Park Tours this summer and see for yourself -- you may earn bragging rights and become one of the people who has taken a trip with each of the three generations!
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. 

- Rumi
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