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The Colorado River and Lake Powell: Jewels of the American Southwest

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Program #1061RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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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Gary Ladd

Gary Ladd, renowned Southwest photographer and author of numerous books, has been a resident of Arizona for 30 years and has spent the last 25 hiking, exploring and photographing the astonishingly beautiful Colorado Plateau, particularly Glen and Grand canyons. His work has appeared in Arizona Highways, National Geographic, Sierra, Omni and Smithsonian magazines. A student of geology and astronomy, Gary produces images imbued with his intimacy with and appreciation for this magnificent region.

Frank Talbott

Frank Talbott began his photography career while serving in the U.S. Navy. After running a commercial photography studio in Venice, Calif. for 30 years, Frank and his wife Pat retired to the beautiful red rock country of Lake Powell and the Colorado River. Hardly retired, he now has two jobs — one as a river expert on Colorado River float trips, and the other as a photography instructor at Coconino Community College. He is an avid hiker and volunteer for the Old Spanish Trail Association.

Pat Talbott

A resident of the Lake Powell region since 1997, Pat Talbott realized a lifelong dream when she became an Interpretive Park Ranger at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. As a ranger, she conducted wildlife presentations at the Wahweap Campground Amphitheater, and volunteered in a project documenting the authenticity of a historical 1776 inscription in a remote side canyon. Pat is an avid watercolorist, photographer and wildlife watcher, and shares her experiences in a monthly newspaper column.

Karlyn Bunting

Karlyn Bunting grew up in Page, Arizona, after the construction of Glen Canyon Dam – at the heart of what is commonly called the Grand Circle. He loves to hike and explore the many natural wonders of the region, and is deeply interested those who traveled this region prior to our modern day — from the Ancestral Puebloans to the Mormon migrations. Karlyn is also an avid photographer and storyteller, and enjoys sharing his unique and multi-faceted perspective of the Colorado Plateau.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
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