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FLORENCE, OREGON

Hiking Oregon's Central Coast: Waterfalls, Rainforests and Beaches

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Program #4896RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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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T. McCracken

T. McCracken is a cartoonist, writer, historian and naturalist. Most of her writings are humorous articles, but she is also the author of the book, “Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult.” One of the most extraordinary accomplishments in her life was hitchhiking from Cape Town, South Africa to Kisangani, Zaire, and from there taking a barge 1,500 miles down the Congo River to Kinshasa.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Joseph Calbreath

Since retiring after 20 years as the popular head meteorologist for KMTR-TV in Eugene, Ore., — and host of the weekly television feature, “Gardening with Joseph” — Joseph Calbreath continues to share his fascination with nature and science with his community. He has taught meteorology on Road Scholar learning adventures since 1997, and his knowledge of the Pacific Northwest has also made him an excellent leader of hikes through the region. Joseph is heavily involved in his community and volunteers each winter as an instructor for the U.S. Forest Service Ski Patrol in the Cascade Mountain Range. With his wife, Catherine, Joseph worked with the various track and field events for the Olympic try-outs at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in 2012. Joseph and Catherine live in Eugene. They have two married sons, and two beautiful grandchildren.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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4.9
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