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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. 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.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Leslie Stoltz

Raised and educated in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Leslie Stoltz now lives in Big Sky, Montana, surrounded by the wild places that she loves. Her decade of work for the National Park Service in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks in the areas of research and education provided a wonderful foundation for her career as a teacher and park expert. Since the early 1990s, Leslie has worked for a variety of companies and non-profit organizations, teaching classes and leading trips in national parks and wild areas throughout the American West. Farther afield, she has led educational trips to Nepal, Bhutan, Tanzania, Botswana, Ecuador, and Mexico. Leslie also runs a non-profit with a mission to keep kids connected to the outdoors though scholarship opportunities for outdoor learning experiences.

Mr. Lee Harry

Lee Harry earned a master's degree in forestry with an emphasis in wildlands fire ecology. He enjoyed a forester's career with the U.S. Forest Service where his roles included planting, tending and harvesting trees, applying prescribed fire, and suppressing wild fires. Lee has a particular interest in bark beetles and the white pine blister rust that is impacting high mountain ecology. Now retired, Lee enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, reading and traveling as much as possible. Lee lives on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana though he is often found - or not found - exploring the Great Beyond.

Group Leaders

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.
Please note that changes may occur.

Ms. Sue O'Leary

Sue O’Leary has lived in Helena, Montana for an incredible 50 years now. She is a retired schoolteacher who served in the public school system for many years before retiring to work for a number of volunteer programs across Montana. She and the entire O’Leary family are lovers of nature, and her enthusiasm and tireless spirit are an integral part of each Road Scholar program she leads!

Nora Dalimata

As a native of northwest Montana, Nora Dalimata has been exploring the natural world around her for her entire life. She attended The University of Montana, focusing on forestry and recreation management. Currently, Nora lives in southwest Montana where she can be found playing on the rivers or hiking and skiing in the many amazing mountain ranges! She has joined the Road Scholar staff this year and is looking forward to the adventures that await her.

Heather Reiss

Heather Reiss’ love of the great outdoors originated during her childhood spent camping and horseback riding in Northern California. She has worked as a park ranger for Big Hole National Battlefield and an instructor for the Yellowstone Association Institute, and is currently the head naturalist for Kantishna Roadhouse Lodge in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. When she’s not sharing the wonders of Alaska with lodge guests in the summer, she is enjoying her winters with her husband in Shepherd, Mont.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences


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