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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Champa Bilwakesh Mar 17, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Hello. My husband and i are going on this trip starting May 17th. would love to meet anyone else on the same trip. we are not experienced hikers and wondering what experience other have had on this if they have been on this hike before. looking forward to our trip!
Barb Zusan Mar 17, 2015 at 07:27 PM

I did this trip in October. The scenery was stunning, and the trip was well-run. Hiking was a bit strenuous, but everyone in our group (ages 50s-upper 70s) handled it just fine. You'll be going down a lot of stairs, but up only a little bit. Good hiking shoes, preferably high-top, are a must, and I storngly recommend bringing your own hiking poles. Enjoy!

Joyce White Jan 15, 2015 at 07:46 PM

Hi Ester,
I saw your message but am having trouble replying to it. Perhaps this will work.
I think the info about small ships and trains comes from your profile interests.
Are you and your Akron friends going to the May 31-June 5 program? Joyce
Esther DeTray Mar 14, 2015 at 02:45 PM

Yes we are Joyce.

Joyce White Jan 15, 2015 at 03:36 PM

Hi Ester,
This is my third try...maybe this will work. When are you doing the hiking program? I'm doing May 31-June 5. I live locally (Ithaca) and am doing the program with Anne Melvin, one of my roommates from the Road Scholar French Immersion program at the University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres. We would take an early morning walk nearly every day before breakfast and both enjoy hiking. I wanted to share the beautiful Finger Lakes area with Anne and this program fit the bill.
Have you done any other Road Scholar (or other group) hiking trips? Joyce White
Esther DeTray Jan 15, 2015 at 04:36 PM

Joyce, I responded on the RS social site.

Esther DeTray Jan 15, 2015 at 12:56 PM

I was looking for a message from Joyce White but I do not see it here.
Joyce White Jan 15, 2015 at 03:30 PM

Hi Ester,
Joyce White Jan 15, 2015 at 03:31 PM

I'm not sure what is happening but I'll try this again.

Fran Maroney Jun 15, 2014 at 07:19 PM

Barb, my friend and i are driving up from the Phila area on Sunday the 19th. We might be able to pick you up
Barb Zusan Jun 18, 2014 at 08:59 AM

That would be wonderful! Thank you very much. As date gets closer we can exchange contact info. Looking forward to a wonderful trip.
Fran Maroney Jun 19, 2014 at 07:35 AM

OK-you can contact me at fmaroney5@comcast.net

Barb Zusan Jun 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Two of us will be attending the Oct 19-24 Finger Lakes trip, flying from Minnesota on Oct 18. We'd like to spend the first night in/around Corning and travel to the program on Oct 19. Would like to hitch a ride from Corning if possible. Thanks.
Pat Oberle Jun 14, 2014 at 04:00 PM

I attended this program last year. It is great hiking. Cony
Pat Oberle Jun 14, 2014 at 04:01 PM

Contact the program coordinator. She may pick you up.

Teresa Hathaway May 15, 2014 at 01:49 PM

Sorry coming from a different direction. I'm driving in from near Boston.
Shan Kilby May 16, 2014 at 07:33 PM

Thanks for responding, I will be driving up myself from Va... Looking forward to meeting everyone

Jean Gilman May 01, 2014 at 04:42 PM

Anyone driving to the June 1 program from the Charlotte, NC area or Philly airport?

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