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Program #15918RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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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!


Deanna Navarre Apr 13, 2012 at 02:08 PM

I am a single female ready to sign up for this program. I need to book my air ASAP.
Martha Lentz Aug 20, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I am a single woman looking for a roommate for this program. Anyone interested?
Jill Mortenson Aug 21, 2013 at 03:17 PM

Yes-I am a single, looking for a roomate for Photo group in Oregon, October! You too Martha? Pls.post here? Thanks, Jill Mortenson


marsha howell Apr 12, 2012 at 05:59 PM

I am interested in this program but am a single person. Anyone out there looking for a single partner for this trip? I have not been able to find info on the site about matching up single travelers although I know it's buried here somewhere
Deanna Navarre Apr 13, 2012 at 08:57 PM

I'm looking for a single partner.


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