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Hiking in Yellowstone: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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.
JoAnn from Vancouver, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
What a terrific way to experience Yellowstone. Gene and Jim are so knowledgeable,we learned so much as we enjoyed the magnificent wilderness and active caldera. Deb and Penny made sure everything came together despite wild fires and road closures. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Laura from Neenah, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
Laura from Neenah WI This was my first Road Scholar experience. It exceeded all expectations. Both the instructor and coordinator were excellent. Dr Raven is wonderful. She is engaging, enthusiastic and irrepressible with an amazing knowledge of all aspects of Yellowstone park. Likewise, Erica Tremblay was very well organized, resourceful, and welcoming. Their combined skills provided a first rate experience. The groups members were congenial and interesting. Our group of eleven people were on time and ready to go each day. Accommodations were fine and food was quite good.

Livia from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
All the leaders were remarkable. Engaging, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. The scenery is obviously gorgeous. However, as with several recent RS trips, many participants were not up to the physical level of the program,even with the split between the "long" and "short" options. I can only speak to the "long" option but the pace was exceptionally slow to accommodate many in the group. This is not "hiking" but a nature walk. Be very aware of that if you go on this program. And the group was also too large in my view. Finally, the food was particularly poor. But if you are interested in seeing beautiful scenery and are more interested in a nature walk than a hike, this would be a very worthwhile program.

Tom from Johnston, IA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
This is a wonderful program. The instructors, coordinator, and leader were top notch. Learning and recreation were deftly melded into the program. Of course the park itself was the jewel of the program. A great way to see the park in a way that most never do. Highly recommended.

Eileen from Indianola, IA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
I really appreciated the long history our instructors and leader have with Yellowstone National Park. I came away with a greater understanding and experience of the multiple eco-systems within the Park, with the predominant thermal nature and thermal history of the Park, and with the complexity of the management issues of the Park.

Edith from Bristol, ME Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/09/13
It was the perfect blend of challenge and support, both physically and mentally, with a group of varied, but like-minded people. Learning and playing can be combined!

Candice from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
This was a wonderful experience. The option of longer or shorter hikes worked very well since I took advantage of the opportunity to really get further into Yellowstone than so many people. The hike leaders were very experienced and did just the right amount of interpretation along the way. I highly recommend this trip.

Gail from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
Yellowstone hiking trip was above expectations. The guides were knowledgable and enjoyable and the organizers were super at switching gears as needed. The accommodations and food were simple and clean. I learned so much and would never have had the quality of experience had I visited Yellowstone on my own.

Priscilla from Roseville, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/09/13
Gene Ball was a wonderful guide to this fantastic national treasure. He was knowledgeable about every aspect of its history, geology, ecology and plant and animal life. We got a great education plus incredible trails and views. Highly recommend.

Brenda from Charlotte, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
Dr. Catherine Raven and Pete and Mary are treasures! I feel so privileged to have spent the week in the wonder of the Rockies and with such scholarly leaders. Our group was a delight with great diversity and some wonderful friends were made!

Azriel from Bryn Mawr, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
A great trip to the Yellowstone National Park. I loved it.

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