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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.
Jackie from Ashland, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
This trip is pure joy! Every day a new and different breathtaking hike--great food, company, and weather made it even better.

Arlene from Olympia, WA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/27/15 - 10/03/15
Beautiful scenery and sunny, warm, dry weather. Minimal steady hiking – mostly long nature walks. Lots of driving time to trailheads. Excellent knowledgeable leaders who modified the program agenda to drive us to a location to view the moon eclipse. Wonderful accommodations and meals and interesting evening programs.

Jane from Reston, VA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
Jane from Reston, VA Enjoyed the hikes, the leaders and the participants. The hikes were varied and the evening programs were very informative. Beautiful area and no bugs to bother us!!!!! Other than one day of rain we lucked out with lots of sunshine. Alton Collins Retreat Center offered a variety of wonderful meals, mostly organic with lots ov accommodations for any special diet.

Kathy from Barberton, OH Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
Although Mt Hood was behind the clouds the trip was great. Wonderful hikes, hike leaders and participants.

Maurica from Bridgeport, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
Lovely hiking areas, excellent food and lodging, nice leaders, but if you are a serious hiker I suggest you skip this one because of the constant stop-and-talk, stop-and-talk nature of the hikes, filled with both chatter and information often covered again in the evenings.

Ingrid from Menlo Park, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
If you like hiking in the wilderness, mountains and waterfalls and want to mingle with a bunch of nature lovers and two outstanding leaders, this is the trip for you!

Daniel from Lincoln, CA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 06/29/14 - 07/05/14
Northwest Discoveries hike Leaders were well prepared and informative. Hikes were arranged for varying abilities. Staff at Alton L Collins retreat center were very helpful. Food was exceptionally tasty and nutritious.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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