Mendenhall Glacier

Earth Trek from China to Alaska

Actor Tate Donovan joins John Stevens in China, where they practice Tai Chi in the park, dine on fresh scorpion and study the magnificent Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors. In Alaska, Joni Ravenna treks Mendenhall Glacier and John Stevens visits the Aleutian Islands, where fishing for salmon and halibut offers a study in ecology.

 

Image: Mendenhall Glacier. Joseph / Flickr / Creative Commons License.

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Earth Trek Through Montana

"Earth Trek" recreates the path of Lewis and Clark along the Missouri River, and digs up dinosaur fossils with famed paleontologist Jack Horner. A trek through Montana's wilderness is also part of the journey in search of yesterday's booming communities that are today's ghost towns.

 

Earth Trek from Turkey to Jordan

River rafting, wreck diving and oil wrestling are just some of the adventures in store for viewers who join actor Sean Astin in Turkey. While in Turkey, witness the mystical dance of the Whirling Dervishes and trek through the Antalya ruins of Perge, dated back to 800 B.C.

 

Top image: Two oil wrestlers in Turkey's Kirkpinar Festival. iStock/yavuzsariyildiz

Earth Trek Through Arizona

Get a thrilling bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon by high speed jet. Experience some "Jeep thrills" through the cactus filled landscape and take an up close look at the desert wildlife, tarantulas and rattle snakes. And, learn to fly, fuel free, on a sail plane with Joni Ravenna.

 

Top image: Monument valley, Arizona. Moyan Brenn / Flickr / Creative Commons License

India - In Search of the Rishi

Joni Ravenna treks through India by elephant, camel and foot, in search of the sacred Rishi (Hindu sage). Guest Deepak Chopra illustrates the goals of enlightenment according to the ancient Indian Scriptures and sheds light on why "A Rishi sees not through the eyes of the flesh but through the eyes of the soul."

Earth Trek Through Thailand

This episode of "Earth Trek" features an exciting elephant trek through the rainforests of Thailand. Viewers also experience scuba diving in Phuket and explore the ancient city of Ayutthea in search of what lies hidden beneath the ruins.

 

Top image: Arend / Flickr / Creative Commons License