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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. 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.
Kate from Campbell, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
The setting for this trip is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas I've ever visited. The food was delicious, the campfire delightful, the hikes exhilarating, and the programs fascinating. Best of all, our hosts and their staff were wonderful and charming in every way!

Gail from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
This trip far exceeded my expectations! the wilderness is what I expected - and I was not disappointed! but what meade it so special was the Ross family and their hospitality. This was truly a unique wilderness experience. Don't miss this one! Gail

susan from Santa Fe, NM Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
This was the best wilderness camping, hiking, learning experience ever! The Ross's welcome you in like family.

Barbara from Fresno, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
This was an absolutely terrific experience. The Rosses and all their helpers were knowledgeable, organized and great. The hikes were fantastic and the mountains were incredible. I celebrated my 70th birthday while there and I can't think of a better place to have done it.

Amy from Salinas, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
Excellent program thanks to Ross family and friends. Incredible hiking, varied activities& yummyummy food. Last night's campfire was the best with guitar and folk songs.....thanks Gerry. Great group, surrounded by beauty in many forms.

Gerry from Petaluma, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
An outstanding wilderness experience in a truly magical environment. Program quality is exceptional--the food and accommodations are excellent. If you're looking for a five star wilderness program in the high country--this is it!

Jennifer from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
This was a great wilderness experience but with safety and comfort built in. Enjoyed the hot springs ,variety of hikes, the Ross family and their wonderful staff(friends)

Laurie from Diamond Springs, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
This High Sierra program was exactly what I hoped for: a week of adventure, fun and learning. Leave your responsibilities and distractions behind; focus on the beauty of the Sierra wilderness while the Ross family and their staff share their extensive knowledge with humor, warmth, and organization. Comfortable tents, the ingenious wood-fired hot water shower, and interesting field studies. Every effort was made by the cooking group to accommodate vegans, vegetarians and omnivores - the food is fantastic and plentiful. I hope to repeat this trip again.

Rosanna from Placerville, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
This Wilderness Experience was absolutely WONDERFUL, and I would do it all over again in a minute. The camping accommodations, the hikes, the classes, the campfires, the staff and fellow campers, the GORGEOUS scenery were all absolutely OUTSTANDING! And the FOOD was the best I have ever had on a group trip!! This trip is an opportunity to step into our beautiful Sierra Wilderness for a week -- away from our sometimes fast-paced lives -- and soak up and revel in the beauty of NATURE. (while being taken care of royally!!)

Kenneth from Nine Mile Falls, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
Great wilderness location and better food than most other Road Scholar programs. We had many alternative activities to choose from with varying degrees of physical requirements.

Nancy from Reno, NV Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
The High Sierra Adventure was beautiful, educational and fun! The Ross family are incredible group leaders and very personable hosts. A comfortable program for any level experienced hiker or simply serious nature lover. One is able to enjoy what they like most about camping in the High Sierras.

Susan from Stanford, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
This was one of the very best Road Scholar trips I have ever attended. The location is awe-inspiring, and so are the Ross family and their friends, who make up the staff. It felt like home right from the start. The meals were delicious, the tents comfortable, the hot showers amazing, and the activities varied and always interesting. I need to return next year.

Alice from Oakland, CA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
I needed all that sky, the mountains, flowers and lakes at Blayney Meadows. The Ross Family and friends made this extraordinary High Sierra valley even better. I felt like a special guest. I intend to return.

Mel from Redding, CA Number of programs attended: 32
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
My wife and I have attended thirty three Elderhostle and Road Scholar programs and for people who like the outdoor experience and can hike four miles this Blayney Meadows is great.

Joan from Redding, CA Number of programs attended: 32
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
This program was outstanding; not only because of the setting and the hiking but the hosts/leaders went out of their way to ensure we all enjoyed our experience. The large tents and cushions were very comfortable. There was a heated shower! We had wine and pupus each evening before a great dinner!

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5 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
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10 Field trips
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