Sheri grew up in the rain-drenched forests of Southwest Washington, in the Pacific Northwest then moved from one of the wettest places on Earth (Washington’s Olympic Peninsula) to one of the other rainiest places on Earth (Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i)! As a teenager, she and her best childhood friend were forced to go hiking with their parents instead of going to the mall. Of course, they secretly loved it and by the time they were in high school, signed up for an organized hiking and camping outing in the Grand Teton National Park. Throughout college, she led high school students on 22-30 day wilderness adventure courses in the Pacific Northwest, Australia, Fiji, and Hawai‘i. Sheri went to college at Huxley College for Environmental Studies. Sheri’s favorite weekend warrior missions include: swimming to remote island destinations, surfing, sailing, backpacking, snorkeling, running, gardening, beachcombing for marine debris, writing, laughing. Sheri spends the off-season in Kaua’i and has traveled to Nepal, Australia, Fiji, Mexico, and New Zealand!Trips Guided by Sheri Saari:
Sheri's Guide Survey
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula: From the salty fishing docks of Seward to skipping Rocks and polar bear dips, ocean side cedar campfires, and tide pools and kayaking with sea otters near Fox Island to exploring seabird rookeries and calving glaciers in Kenai Fjords, I love Alaska -wild and free.
What’s your favorite hike?
This is it: hiking up the lateral moraine of Exit Glacier to Harding Icefield. Some of my favorite memories there with ALA guests: Making snow angels, howling like wolves, singing Barry Manilow and being there for one of nature’s greatest WOWs.
What’s your favorite bike ride?
Gird to Bird along Turnagain Arm/ FJORD!
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When did you first catch the travel bug?
The first time I packed my bag for white water camp in grade 7..and again, while backpacking in the Tetons
What are your hobbies?
La’au lapa’au – making Hawaiian medicine, birding, creating marine debris art, weekend adventures, working in the garden, compiling my life’s top 100 list