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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.
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.
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Susan Standish Jul 29, 2015 at 11:55 AM

My friend Emilie and I are staying in Hot Springs the 19th and 20th and are signed up for a photography tour at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary on the 20th.

Dorothy Allen Jul 03, 2015 at 01:34 PM

I have signed up for the September 2015 program and will be arriving in Rapid City one day early. If someone else is coming early, I would love to meet you and go out for dinner. I will not be renting a car so we would have to walk to the nearest restaurant.
Anne Umphrey Jul 07, 2015 at 03:05 PM

I am renting a car in Bismarck, ND and spending a few days touring in western ND before driving to Rapid City. I am not sure when I'll arrive in Rapid City but will try to contact you.
Dorothy Allen Jul 08, 2015 at 08:41 AM

That would be great. Perhaps we can get a group together for dinner.
Anne Umphrey Jul 08, 2015 at 08:47 AM

my email is my first and middle initials (ar) my last name. At Earthlink dot net. send me you cell phone # and I'll respond
Anne Umphrey Sep 05, 2015 at 03:15 PM

I have decided to got to the Wild Horse Sanctuary on the 20th so will be arriving in Rapid City on the 21st.

Anne Umphrey Feb 15, 2015 at 09:42 AM

I am doing the September program. I am thinking of renting a car and driving to North Dakota after the program, to go to the T. Roosevelt grasslands, and to try to visit a wheat farm. It should be harvest time.
Anne Umphrey Mar 17, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Any thoughts on North Dakota things to visit would be appreciated.

Benton Carey Oct 15, 2014 at 02:15 PM

I am looking forward to my first Road Scholar program. I am an amateur photographer from College Station, Texas. I enjoy outdoor, travel and wildlife photography.

Cassie Witteborg-Wallace May 19, 2014 at 03:33 PM

Is anyone driving from Fargo to Rapid City. I am flying into Fargo early to visit college friends, and would help share gas cost if I could share a ride to RC. I will rent a car if not.
Anne Umphrey Feb 15, 2015 at 09:37 AM

How long a drive is it?
Anne Umphrey Feb 15, 2015 at 09:39 AM

Oops, I guess that was for a past program.

Ken Wilson Apr 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Jim and Betsy Wilson just signed on. We are amateur photographers looking forward to our first excursion with Road Scholars.
Anne Umphrey Feb 15, 2015 at 09:39 AM

You will love Road Scholars. I have done 3 or four over the years, including a photo workshop, on Star Island, NH. The guides/teachers are very knowledgeable and very welcoming.

Kitty Lerin Jan 11, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Looking for a female rommate for the 9/24/13 program.
Kitty Lerin Jan 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM

That's roommate!
Kitty Lerin Jun 05, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Sure I'd be interested. It would save each of us $250 or so. Tell me a bit about yourself.

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