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Program #2164RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Ann from Elk Grove, CA Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 05/27/12 - 06/02/12
The focus of this interesting program was on the archaeology of the Ancestral Puebloan people and on seeing and understanding their history and culture through visits to a variety of ruins sites. Archaeologist Jim Colleran shared his vast knowledge and experience with educational and entertaining flair. The accomodations at Kelly Place were rustic but comfortable. Food was adequate and often very good although a couple of breakfast and lunch menus were not optimal for active hikers. Logistics were smooth with the exception of late arrivals back at the lodge two afternoons causing a rush to get cleaned up and to dinner on time. Although labeled a "hiking" program, the amount and level of hiking did not meet the standard expected on a R.S. "moderately challenging" hiking trip. Most days had a short hike either in the morning or afternoon with much of the rest of the time spent on drives or short walks to ruins sites with lectures and discussions about what was observed. Only on the last day was a five mile hike option provided; its challenge was what would normally be expected on the first day of a true hiking program. I'd recommend this trip for the archaelogy but not for the hiking.

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