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WINTHROP (SUN MOUNTAIN), WASHINGTON

Nature at Work in the North Cascades, Northwest History in Story and Song, and Life in Methow Valley

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Program #2050RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for May 4 — May 7, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: Set on a private mountain top 1000 feet above the valley, Sun Mountain Lodge is a AAA Four Diamond, luxury resort featuring spectacular views of cathedral peaks, Aspen groves, pine forests, and abundant wildlife... exceptional natural beauty at every turn. Located in Winthrop on the Eastern slope of the North Cascades, the resort captures the spirit of its natural setting with huge beams and stone masonry. Full resort amenities (www.sunmountainlodge.com).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 1000
Winthrop, WA 98862 USA
phone: 800-572-0493
web: www.sunmountainlodge.com

Room amenities: Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, the tastefully appointed guest rooms feature panoramas of breath-taking scenery, stereos, coffeemakers and custom furnishings from Northwest artisans.

Facility amenities: Full spa, two outdoor hot tubs, seasonal pool, lounge, and more.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 per night + tax.
Reservations may be made directly through the resort at (800) 572-0493.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 04 - Orientation/NW History/Dinner
Dinner: Welcome at 2:20, followed by "Nature at Work in the Methow Valley" session from 2:30-5:30 pm, features in-class session with lecture and slide show. The final half of the session will be spent on naturalist-guided walks on the trails surrounding the lodge. Dinner to follow at 6:00 pm. Get acquainted activity after dinner.

Lodging: Sun Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Set on a private mountain top 1000 feet above the valley, Sun Mountain Lodge is a AAA Four Diamond, luxury resort featuring spectacular views of cathedral peaks, Aspen groves, pine forests, and abundant wildlife... exceptional natural beauty at every turn. Located in Winthrop on the Eastern slope of the North Cascades, the resort captures the spirit of its natural setting with huge beams and stone masonry. Full resort amenities (www.sunmountainlodge.com).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 1000
Winthrop, WA 98862 USA
phone: 800-572-0493
web: www.sunmountainlodge.com

Room amenities: Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, the tastefully appointed guest rooms feature panoramas of breath-taking scenery, stereos, coffeemakers and custom furnishings from Northwest artisans.

Facility amenities: Full spa, two outdoor hot tubs, seasonal pool, lounge, and more.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 per night + tax.
Reservations may be made directly through the resort at (800) 572-0493.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 05 - Lecture followed by Nature Walk/Northwestern Hist...
Lecture followed by Nature Walk/Northwestern History in Story and Song Lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast in the conference room.

Morning: After breakfast, "Nature at Work in the Methow Valley" features in-class session with lecture and slide show. The final half of the session will be spent on naturalist-guided walks on the trails surrounding the lodge.

Lunch: Lunch in the conference room.

Afternoon: "Northwest History in Story & Song" from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Second half of the session to follow after dinner.

Dinner: Dinner in the conference room.

Evening: Northwest History in Story & Song, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Second half of the session).

Lodging: Sun Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Set on a private mountain top 1000 feet above the valley, Sun Mountain Lodge is a AAA Four Diamond, luxury resort featuring spectacular views of cathedral peaks, Aspen groves, pine forests, and abundant wildlife... exceptional natural beauty at every turn. Located in Winthrop on the Eastern slope of the North Cascades, the resort captures the spirit of its natural setting with huge beams and stone masonry. Full resort amenities (www.sunmountainlodge.com).

Contact info:
P.O. Box 1000
Winthrop, WA 98862 USA
phone: 800-572-0493
web: www.sunmountainlodge.com

Room amenities: Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, the tastefully appointed guest rooms feature panoramas of breath-taking scenery, stereos, coffeemakers and custom furnishings from Northwest artisans.

Facility amenities: Full spa, two outdoor hot tubs, seasonal pool, lounge, and more.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $100 per night + tax.
Reservations may be made directly through the resort at (800) 572-0493.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 06 - Lecture followed by Nature Walk/Optional Excursio...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the conference room.

Morning: After breakfast, "Nature at Work in the Methow Valley" features in-class session with lecture and slide show. The final half of the session will be spent on naturalist-guided walks on the trails surrounding the lodge.

Lunch: Lunch in the conference room.

Afternoon: Young Men & Fire - The Story of America's First Smokejumpers (optional excursion; private cars) at 2:30 pm Local museum open for the group from 4:00 - 5:15 pm. 4:00 Museum Open

Dinner: Dinner in the conference center.

Evening: Life & Times of the Methow Valley, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Lodging: Sun Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, May 07 - Lecture followed by Nature Walk/Lunch and Departu...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the conference room.

Morning: After breakfast, "NW History in Story & Song" session from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Lunch: Lunch in the conference room.

Afternoon: Departure after lunch.

Dinner: Program ends after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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