In this paper, we share our experiences with a Trans-Pacific, collaborative mixed-reality (MR) based plant walk tour involving three geographical locations: (i) Dallas, Texas; (ii) Denver, Colorado; and (iii) Yokohama, Japan. The Wide Area Network (WAN) from Japan to Denver and from Denver to Dallas was through 100 Gbps optical links. These links were a mixture of leased and dedicated infrastructure. The average observed latency was around 131 ms and the maximum available bandwidth was 26.6 Gbps. The tour developed using a component-based framework, provided group travel with a leader-follower criterion involving a semi-active travel technique. By applying a 'modified Virtual Reality' (mVR) triangle paradigm, we examined the user experience of this collaborative tour. We considered Visualization, Synchronization, and Exploration design choices as the three key aspects of the mVR triangle. We assessed the user experience of the tour through a Gibbs triangle, with each of the composition of the Gibbs triangle being a key aspect of the mVR triangle. We obtained users' scores on the three aspects of the mVR using a seven-point, Likert scale questionnaire. We conducted 14 sessions of group travel. Overall, we found the user experience of the trans-pacific plant walk tour to be in the Balanced Experience Region (BER) region or the center part of the Gibbs triangle, which conveys that the majority of the participants experienced a balanced influence of mVR aspects throughout the tour.