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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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Capt. Mason Marsh

An affinity for lifelong learning is the one constant in Mason Marsh’s eclectic life story — and a passion he has shared with Road Scholar participants since 2008. With a degree in journalism from Whitworth College, he left his hometown of Spokane, Wash, for Alaska and later Oregon, where he worked as a photojournalist. During an assignment aboard a historic tall ship, Mason fell in love with life at sea and signed aboard. While traveling the U.S. West Coast on the Brig Lady Washington, he cut his teeth as an educator by instructing tens of thousands of school children and adults each year. Mason returned to the Pacific Northwest to work as a museum educator at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, and later earned his U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license. He now enjoys leading photography programs for Road Scholar and pursuing images of the Pacific Northwest’s scenic wonders. Mason lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Julie and son, Cooper. They have two energetic dogs, Cayenne and Chloe.

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

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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