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Program #13984RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Maude from Union Lake, MI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 09/27/14
This is an awesome program! Had plenty of sites to photograph and plenty of time at each place. Very knowledgeable leader and photographers. Got help/instruction when you needed it, but it wasn't forced upon you. Had a wonderful time with a great group.

Laurie from Paris, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 09/27/14
South Dakota was so much more than I expected. This trip checked off several things from my bucket list and fulfilled my photography obsession for awhile! I loved this trip.

Susan from Lake Forest, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
Overall this is a terrific program and as stated by others, Marilyn is an excellent organizer and Ted and Harlan are patient and knowledgeable photographers. The Black Hills are a beautiful area to explore and photograph. The Howard Johnson is clean and comfortable but isolated from town. I would have preferred access to a normal breakfast instead of a continental breakfast at HJ. To me, Crazy Horse Monument and particularly the Mammoth Site offered minimal photographic opportunities and I would rather have spent more time in Custer SP, Badlands or Spearfish, which are all beautiful, or even downtown Rapid City, which I enjoyed immensely. I believe anyone interested in photography will enjoy this program.

Rodanthi from Pasadena, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
I can only speak in superlatives about this program: Marilyn, the director, is experienced, knowledgeable and wonderful, Ted and Harlan are tops as photographers, very encouraging, helpful and offered plenty of constructive criticism, South Dakota was gorgeous and in bloom (Wyoming too), the weather obliged, and my roommate was great! Keep it up, Road Scholar!

Bernard from Winnipeg, MB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
Take off the comment for last year's Black Hills photo class with it's negativity about the food. Before we went off the trip, we were put off by it, but are now pleased to report the food was excellent.

Kathy from Worden, MT Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
Wonderful program. Beautifully orchestrated. Marilyn is a top notch director and Harlan & Ted are great photographers & instructors. We were at the right place at the right time to get the best light with the instructors at our side. The meal at the Sylvan Lodge was over the top...buffalo & elk. Lodging was also fantastic. Got great images. Thank you Road Scholar for this great program !!!

karel from Annandale, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/24/13 - 09/29/13
the program is wonderful for photographers.. the food is horrible - 2 restaurant meals total, sack lunch everyday & one sack dinner. HJ's is fine other than the fact that there is nothing to do nearby and no restaurant -- 1 dinner was from Pizza Hut and others catered by college cafeteria

Clara from Sidney, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
A great program for the Camera enthusiatist. Scenery was spectacular. The accomodations were clean and well maintained. We were busy every minute.

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"Wall, South Dakota" Uploaded By: Gerald Attended: 06/12/11 - 06/17/11

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