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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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Pamela Olson Jun 06, 2015 at 05:03 PM

Oh, I'm also interested in taking some beginning wind surfing lessons at Hood River, before or after, weather permitting. Anyone interested?

Pamela Olson Jun 01, 2015 at 01:08 PM

I'm considering signing up for this program in October. I'd like to come early or stay after to do additional photography of waterfalls and the beaches. Would anyone be interested in joining me?

Lillian Conat May 06, 2015 at 05:09 PM

My twin sister [Loretta} and I are looking forward to this trip in May. I have a lot to learn about manual photography especially and we both love scenic Oregon. Look forward to joining all of you. I love photography and I keep trying to get it right. I am just going to www.weather.com to check the forecast. https://justdoingwhatilove.shutterfly.com/

Marcia Summers Apr 30, 2015 at 01:08 PM

Hi, I'm looking forward to this photo program, it's my 5th Road Scholar! My first single program so, I'm packing light, even equipment: point & shoot,DMZ-TZ30 & monopod.
Looking forward to meeting everybody!

Stanley Strauss Feb 06, 2015 at 04:07 PM

My wife and I are interested in this program, but are concerned about the level of photographer that this program is directed to. We are both experienced photographers (see our website - http://www.standyphotography.com/) and, a matter of fact, I give talks and instruction on Photoshop and Lightroom. So our concern is, is this the right program for us?
Stan Strauss

Barbara Midlikoski Oct 05, 2014 at 07:18 PM

Am looking forward to the Oct program. This will be my first Road Scholar trip.
Barbara Midlikoski
Sandy Fortenberry Oct 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

This will be my second photo tour with Road Scholar - I greatly enjoyed the June trip to South Dakota. Look forward to meeting you.

Bernard Nisenholz Apr 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Bernie Nisenholz
Apr 19, 2014
My wife Sybil and I will be on the program. We were just notified that our flight from Los Angeles was changed and we will not land until 7PM. I have neck and shoulder problems so I am going light with only a couple of point and shoot digital cameras and a tripod. Sybil may bring her Canon SLR with lenses and filters.

Janet G Jan 14, 2014 at 09:41 AM

Can not wait for May to arrive! If anyone has suggestions on what I need to pack for this trip, please let me know.
Rion Millen Jan 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Hi Janet, I'm Rion. My wife Kathy and I will, also be in the May program. Besides my camera (Nikon D5100), I'm packing a tripod, a zoom lens, a wide angle lens, a couple of prime lenses (50mm and a 90mm), plus a polarizer and a Neutral Density filter. It's probably overkill but we're driving up so I can bring a few extra pieces of equipment. Also, I have driven through Portland a few time around this time of year and it was mostly chilly and rainy (or at least threatening to rain), so I'm assuming this time will be no different. I have hiking boots and will be taking those just in case. Hope this helps.
Joyce Stevens Jan 26, 2014 at 08:49 PM

Rion, It is really chilly and rainy in May? What temps? Thanks.
Rion Millen Jan 27, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Joyce; We have been in the Portland area nearly a half a dozen times around this time frame and the highest temperature may have been in the low 60's, usually in the upper 50's. I can recall only one day that the sun peeked through the clouds. I'm assuming that it will be cool and damp so we're packing for this eventuality (but Murphy's Law says it will probably be the nicest and most pleasant weather I will ever experience there). This is not going to discourage me even though I'm from Southern California. Hope this answers your question
Janet G Mar 05, 2014 at 03:08 PM

Hi Rion and Kathy, Look forward to meeting you. I had to laugh at your equipment list ! Unfortunately, I am bringing the same only I have to fly. It seems I need to pack rain gear so I need a pack mule to help me carry everthing !
Janet G Mar 05, 2014 at 03:11 PM

If anyone is flying in, can you suggest the best way to get to the hotel...taxi or public transportation ? I will be on my own so wondering how easy public transit is considering my luggage.
Joyce Stevens Mar 05, 2014 at 05:58 PM

Hopefully you have received your RS packet by now. Look at the page that says "Getting There" From the airport either take a taxi or shuttle bus directly to the motel or you can also take the local train system MAX (cost $2.05 from the airport to the motel. The info is on the 4th page at the bottom from Program. I am flying in from Baltimore, MD area. It sounds really easy to get to the motel from the airport. See you there!

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