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HAYESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Nature Hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

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Program #17288RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
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.
Patricia from Winston Salem, NC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
The area is beautiful and the hiking was fantastic. Jack is very knowledgeable and adjusted the hikes to meet the needs and wants of the group. All the participants were great - one of the best groups I have been with in my travels with Road Scholar.

Linda from Bath, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
Our first program has us itching for more (no, we didn't get poison ivy)! Jack and Marantha, our leaders and immediate friendly compatriots, are amazing. Their knowledge sharing and willingness to be the first to taste edible(!) wild things enhanced our experience and increased our confidence (they survived that and us). We loved everything about Hinton and our fellow-hikers were very likeable, supportive, and willing to take-on the challenges of the AT and more. We will definitely do another Road Scholar trip.

Mary from Columbia, TN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
As a first timer, I didn't know what to expect, but this program greatly exceeded all of my expectations. The leaders/instructors were very warm, welcoming, knowledgeable people. They could not have been any better. The hikes were great, and I learned a lot about the flora and fauna of the region.

Ralph from Huntsville, AL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
This was my first Road Scholar program. Jack and Liz were the highlight of the program with their vast knowledge of God's great outdoors! The activity level of the hikes chosen fit our group's abilities perfectly. As expected, the people involved in supporting this program had the participant's best interests in mind. Thanks Road Scholar and I'm already looking forward to my next program!

Kimberley from Charleston, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
Awesome experience! Liz and Jack are masters in their areas of expertise. I learned so much and left with a wonderful appreciation of the environment and the ability of these two instructors to instruct and have a love of people and the outdoor setting. Kim

Susan from Woodacre, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
Jack and Liz are excellent guides who gave us a great trip. They are casually comfortable, highly organized, fun, flexible, well informed, excellent and patient teachers who led well paced hikes in beautiful areas.

Mary from Lockport, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
This hiking trip was moderately challenging and had very interesting and knowledgeable leaders. I was solo for the first time and they made that experience very comfortable.

Beverly from Mound, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
We just returned from our first hiking trip & have Road Scholar to thank for the very positive experience. Our hike along the southern Appalachian Trail was fabulous for learning about fauna & flora; our guides were very knowledgeable, fun & interesting; the program was very well organized; the accommodations & meals were great; and the participants were amiable & lots of fun!

Larry from Pinole, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
Staff was extremely attentive to our charter group's preferences. The trails and hikes were moderate, but very strewn with wet roots and rocks, covered by recently fallen leaves. These leaves were falling because we hit the Fall colors perfectly. Very beautiful and very interesting. Most of us preferred fewer educational moments and more hiking, and the staff adjusted to our needs. Great trip.

Florence from Oakland, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall was beautiful. We had two excellent naturalists with us. The hiking was moderate (4-8 miles a day). Strongly urge hikers to bring hiking poles as the trail has lots of tree roots so it's easy to fall especially when they are covered with leaves. I would highly recommend this trip.

Stephen from Penfield, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
This was a terrific program. Beautiful country, learned a lot. Had fun and lots of exercise. If you're in goode shape and love the outdoors, do it.


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