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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Pearl Scheve Aug 14, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Would like to read your post during/after your trip as I'll do the trip after yours. I've enjoyed each of my previous 6 RS trips. Met 2 great travel buddies on first trip so we've done 5 of those trips together. You'll have a good time.
Nancy Aug 17, 2014 at 01:19 AM

Thank you Pearl! I have my new boots all broken in and I'm ready to hit the AT and make some new travel friends. Looking forward to it!

Nancy Aug 10, 2014 at 05:09 PM

This is my first Roads Scholar trip. Just wondering how many and who will be going on the August 24-29, 2014 AT hiking trip? All of these posts are from last year. I am driving to VT from Cape Cod about 11am on the 24th if anyone needs help with a ride. Nedunn22@gmail.com
Looking forward to it!
Nancy Aug 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Going on the AppalachianTrail hike on 8/24/14 not the Utah program that's somehow listed below here.

Wendy Schnell Jul 24, 2013 at 03:02 PM

I am coming in on the 25th into Logan at approx 1:00pm and leaving the 30th at 5:30pm. If anyone is coming or going close to those times and is interested in sharing transportation contact me at wsschnell@fedex.com

Premium Email Subscriber Jun 17, 2013 at 04:20 PM

Would like to hear from former participants of this program. It is rated as challenging, but yet one day is hiking free? It is rated as 5 stars yet no reviews. We are very energetic 60 somethings looking for a challenge. Is this it?
Gary Bores Jun 18, 2013 at 03:51 PM

When my wife and I attended in 2010, each day there was always three hikes one could select from the least challenging to the most challenging so I really feel this program would meet your needs. My wife and I are both in our sixty's and in excellent physical shape and were both very happy with this program. I had written a review on the program giving it the highest rating but see that it is no longer posted. As you're probably aware, the accommodations are a bit rustic. We shared a shower with a couple we knew but had our own bathroom. The location of the program is very beautiful and the food especially good. For the price, I felt it was a real bargain for all that was offered. The guides when we were there were excellent..
Premium Email Subscriber Jun 22, 2013 at 06:29 AM

Hi Gary: Thank you.

Jeanette Augenstein Apr 09, 2013 at 04:32 PM

My friend and I are scheduled to arrive in Boston on Sat afternoon the 24th. I am wondering if there are others coming at that time and that we could share a rental car to Fairlee and back for flight at 6:24 with earlier arrival time of 3:00?If we go with the Dartmouth Coach it will be $60 round trip for both of us. $120 would go well on a rental for car for 4 or so.
If that is not possible, has anyone found lower prices on motel for the night of August 24 that offers breakfast and free airport shuttle?
Jeanette Augenstein

June Niece Mar 13, 2010 at 01:33 PM

I would like to share a rental car from Manchester to Fairlee for this trip, with one or two others. Or I would like to share a ride with someone who is driving their own car. Bus and cab transportation is expensive, and I'm a little worried about getting back to Manchester Friday in time for my 4:40 flight, if I have to take the cab/bus. If you are interested you may contact me by email jlniece@yahoo.com.
Gary Bores Mar 23, 2010 at 03:10 PM

June, We just made our flight reservations using our reward flights from Southwest. We'll be flying into Washington Dulles International on Saturday Aug. 28 arriving at 4:00PM. We'll pick up our rented car and travel about half way to Fairlee. It's about a nine hour drive from Dulles Airport to Fairlee. I did a mapquest to Manchester Airport and found it's about the same distance as to Fairlee but a bit out of the way. We still could possibly arrange to pick you up if you've not managed to find a share a ride with someone else, however. It would most likely mean you'd have a bit of a wait at the airport if we did so, i.e. a couple hours. As far as returning from Fairlee to Manchester on Friday, we could probably get you there as we haven't made definite plans for our route back to D.C. and we don't fly back to Boise until Sept. 8. Yes, I see it is a bit expensive to rent a car from Manchester. Generally, for some reason, if you don't include a Saturday night with the rental, it's always more. We've had great luck with using our Entertainment Book for car rentals, i.e. had we been able to fly into Hartford with a Saturday night stay on the rental, we could have rented a compact for $138 total for the week which included all taxes and fees. I also check rental prices on a regular basis as they frequently go up or down depending on the area, availability, demand, etc. Usually the closer it gets to the desired date, the more they change. If one's fortunate the change is lower. We also use Priceline and/or Hotwire frequently. I always lock in a rental first, one you don't have to pay up front, and then put in bids on Priceline and/or check prices on Hotwire. The disadvantage with either of those two is that once you've made a decision, you're locked in and won't get any money back if for some reason you can't make the trip and don't use the rental. It appears you've already checked the bus service for times and prices. Hopefully, you'll be successful arranging a ride share from Manchester but, if not, let me know as to the possibilities I've mentioned. Gary
Vicki Mullins Mar 24, 2010 at 05:43 PM

I hope I am doing this correctly. I will be ariving in San Jose, Ca. on 3-28-10 and wil be attending the Buddha Medicine retreat. Is there some one who would like to split the ride with me from the airport to the retreat? Vi12jim@wctc.net

Gary Bores Jan 15, 2010 at 01:20 PM

Just wondering how others felt about this program as my wife and I are considering it. I see it has the highest rating from past participants. Was there any problems with shared bath facilities among the cabins? Looks like a beautiful area and we particularly liked the description of program. As we've been on other parts of Appalachian Trail, we thought this would be a nice experience. Any feedback is appreciated.

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