DC Residents Watch Equitrekking Starting Monday

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Equitrekking's new season is debuting in my home area! Washington, DC area residents, tune in to watch the premiere of Equitrekking's new season this Monday, October 4th at 10:30pm on WHUT, Channel 32. The first episode in the new series is Equitrekking Alberta, which takes viewers on a pack trip into Banff National Park in Alberta, high in the Canadian Rockies with a true Alberta cowboy, riding at a historic ranch and to the fast-paced Calgary Stampede.

Highlights of the new season include a visit to South America, where viewers experience eco-friendly estancias and the popular coastal cities of Montevideo and Punta del Este in Uruguay. On Turkey's stunning Mediterranean Coast, otherwise known as the Turquoise Rivera, Darley hikes the chilly waters of Saklikent Gorge and horseback rides through the abandoned Greek city of Kayak?y, before discovering colorful spice markets and palaces in Istanbul and ancient villages in Cappadocia.

On a two-episode journey through the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, Darley rides strong Arabian horses with the Bedouin in the spectacular Wadi Rum Desert, explores magical Petra and Dana Village on horseback, hikes Jordan's version of the Grand Canyon, and floats in the Dead Sea. In the well-preserved Roman city of Jerash, Darley tries NASCAR's ancient counterpart, dressing in Roman garb and hopping a ride on a horse drawn chariot. To gain insight into the history and characteristics of the Arabian breed, Equitrekking gains exclusive access to the Royal Stables, where Darley interviews HRH Princess Alia.

Equitrekking Great National Parks takes a closer look at some of the remarkable landscapes, wildlife, and adventures in America's National Parks. Parks profiled include Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef in Utah, the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island, Cumberland Island in Georgia and Yellowstone in Wyoming. Equitrekking also takes a look at Great American Ranches, delving into the history, culture and scenery of historic ranches in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Alberta, Texas, Maui and the Big Island.

To watch Equitrekking in your area, check your local listings in PBS.org. Read episode descriptions at Equitrekking.com.

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