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Train Tracks Across the Sierra: Sacramento to Reno and Return

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Stanley from Pocono Pines, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
An engaging well organized experience that puts one in touch with an important period tne developed in the opening up of the west and the signifcant moment in American history.

Marcy from Citrus Heights, CA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
I adored this program. The train ride over the Sierras was on my bucket list and I was greatly pleased with the trip. The activity level was quite easy so don't be scared off!

Jack from Murrieta, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 06/21/15 - 06/26/15
Our Donner Pass train route was beautiful and very exciting. And then the history and retracing the Donner party's 19th Century trek into the Sierra Nevada Mountain range became so vivid as well as informative. We saw the real "nature of man" in this venture. Thank you.

Richard from Pacific Grove, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/21/15 - 06/26/15
This program exceeded my expectations. It was informative and fun with great accomodations and dining.

John from Norton, OH Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 01/25/15 - 01/30/15
This is a great trip for anyone interested in trains, Sacramento, or the Sierra Nevada. The days spent exploring Sacramento and the train museum were a delight. The train across the Sierras was terrific. Wonderful.

James from Ventura, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/25/15 - 01/30/15
The Sierra Nevada mountains are beautiful but challenging mountains to early settlers like the Donner Party and the railroad builders. Being in the mountains in the winter and delving into the geography and history gave us a deep appreciation of these challenges and accomplishments

Hildy from Santa Barbara, CA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Train Tracks Across the Sierra is a must for train lovers and history buffs. Those of us who live in California need to know the history of this area so that we can better appreciate how and why the early settlers came here. This program met and exceeded all my expectations; don't miss it.

Bruce from Charlotte, NC Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
I am a train buff, and enjoyed riding on the California Zepher and seeing the only remaining SP cab forward steam engine on exhibit at the museum. It was my first trip to Sacramento and I was impressed with how nice it is there. The accomodations at the Hyatt were excellent and we had a great leader. The whole program was very well organized, which we have found to be typical of your offerings.

Josephine from Green Valley, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
We really enjoyed the program....Train trek across the Sierra. The pace was manageable. The stories/lore were informative. The scenery lush......Mountains, lakes and towns. Food choices/restaurants were great. Our leader kept us on track and was a great teacher also.

Daniel from Chapel Hill, NC Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
We were fascinated with the train museum and the time in Sacramento. So enjoyed the train across the mountains and the beauty of the new fallen snow. Learned so much about the Donner party tragedy and we also enjoyed the trip around Lake Tahoe.

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