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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Leni from Westlake Village, CA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 05/31/15 - 06/06/15
This was my third trip with Mountain and Plains Institute and they have all been excellent. Our days were planned so that we were in great locations when the light was optimal. Wildlife was sought and we stopped to take advantage of sightings. We were able to have a lot free time at Old Faithful to pursue our own interests. Best of all, help was always available when sought. The slides show on our final evening showed how individualistic we were able to be within a group setting.

Gordon from Lethbridge, AB Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/31/15 - 06/06/15
This was a great introduction to Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks. There was plenty of opportunity to get out and photograph and many times we stopped along the road to take advantages of wildlife sightings. I was very impressed with the overall program.

Janice from Honor, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/31/15 - 06/06/15
This was a terrific trip, the best I've taken! It was fun, informative , well organized, and the instructors were absolutely wonderful.

Susan from Newark, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/31/15 - 06/06/15
This trip exceeded all my expectations. The guides from Mountains and Plains Institute were knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and laid-back. I couldn't have asked for a better week. Even the weather was perfect. Now, I just have to get through my 2000 photos!!!

Michael from Mundelein, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/20/14 - 09/26/14
This program was terrific! There were so many highlights that I don't want to try to list them all but Earthfire Institute as well as the iconic scenery were at the top of the list. We stayed near Old Faithful and as I was taking sunrise pictures, it erupted on two mornings in a row with the sun rising behind it. What a treat. Ryan and Drew were outstanding trip leaders and the meals were better than I expected. If you want some great pics to take home, take this trip.

Kathleen from Bourne, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/20/14 - 09/26/14
Having just returned and still have not gone though all the photos LOL…I can say this program was beyond expectations. Drew and Ryan made this trip an unforgettable experience. You get a great overview of Yellowstone and Tetons hitting a lot of places in a short time. I would highly recommend it …. you won't regret it!

Kathy from Worden, MT Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/20/14 - 09/26/14
Great program and technical help with all phases of photography. Scenery was extraordinary....couldn't have been better. Really enjoyed EarthFire.

Jane from Saratoga Springs, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Ryan and Dan. They provided everything we needed and more. I liked the idea that this was a photo field experience, so we could ask for help when needed. They took us to some of the most scenic areas of both parks, and Ryan even cleaned our bus windows every morning so we could photograph from the windows if we saw wildlife--like bison--along the road. Enjoyed the people, the food, and the lodging in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge cottages.

Gene from West End, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/26/14 - 06/01/14
The Advanced Nature Photography in Yellowstone and Grand Teton program is excellent for anyone interested in photography. All levels of photographic knowledge are adequate for participation in this program, which is well organized and has great leadership. If you are relatively new to photography, you will learn a lot with this program.

Carol from Corona Del Mar, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/26/14 - 06/01/14
This is a program suitable for all levels of photographers – there is always something new to learn, and enough time to do your own thing should you choose. The advantage of a smallish group being shown the many locations of photographic interest in both parks at the right times of day, in a comfortable coach, can’t be denied! All in all, our first Road Scholar adventure exceeded our expectations and provided us with wonderful memories and memorable photos! Thanks, Ryan and Drew, for your tireless enthusiasm, assistance, and groan-worthy jokes.

Timothy from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/26/14 - 06/01/14
This program is just right for the person who is experienced in photography, but wants to improve their skills. ....And this can happen in two of our most beautiful national parks. I personally learned a great deal, enjoyed the early morning photo shoots to watch the light move over the mountains and experienced nature on a new level. As the saying goes...just do it! You won't regret it.

William from Clarkston, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/26/14 - 06/01/14
If you have an interest in photography, you would like to expand your skills and learn to get the most from your equipment, you value quality instruction from professionals, and you want to see a wide variety of interesting landscapes and patterns presented in ideal lighting conditions, then this is the program for you. I came into the program with high expectations and these expectations were exceeded on almost every front.

Mary from Tonawanda, NY Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
This program was so very well planned and executed. The leadership made the experience go smoothly. The pacing was fine and the photographic opportunities were outstanding.

Barry from Greenville, SC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
This was an outstanding photographic, educational, scenic workshop. I would highly recommend it and would love to do it again! The instruction was excellent and the accommodations, particularly at Yellowstone, were also excellent. And the food was outstanding.

Carol from Greenville, SC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
This was one of the best programs I've ever done. Food, accommodations, other participants - all were terrific. But the best parts of the program were the breath-taking scenery of Yellowstone and the Tetons and the wonderful people from Mountains and Plains Institute. Our leader Ryan and our instructors Robert and Drew shared their knowledge and passion for photography and for this magnificent part of the country. I learned so much and had such a good time. The day at Earthfire Institute provided us with a life-changing view of the interaction between humans and wildlife. I would recommend this program for anyone interested in photography and the beauty of nature. I look forward to doing another program with Mountains and Plains Institute.

Dianne from Moore, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
This workshop exceeded all my expectations. My primary purpose for going to it was to see the sites, the photography was secondary. I did not feel comfortable using my expensive camera and felt that I would be left in the dust of other participants who were semiprofessional photographers. That was not the case at all. The leaders and the participants were very helpful in the steep learning curve I experienced as I learned how to use my instrument. It was an amazing workshop that will forever be burned into my memory!! This was a wonderful way to begin my experience with Road Scholars!! I encourage you to sign up before all the slots are taken!

Polly from Chico, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/21/13
This is a terrific photography program. The Tetons and Yellowstone are so different, but each park had excellent sites to photograph. Great parks, great leaders, great beauty!

Kathleen from Duncan, SC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
If you have an interest in photography, a love of nature and a desire to enhance your skills or just enjoy the company on a terrific RoadScholar trip, don't miss the Mountain and Plains Institute adventure to Yellowstone and the Tetons advanced Nature Photography outing. Don't let "advanced" dampen your enthusiasm . The leaders and photography instructors are so knowledgeable and patient, photographers of all levels benefit from their instruction. This program is one of the best I have experienced! Everyone in our cohot agreed.

Barbara from Irving, TX Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/21/13
It's an experience extraordinaire for adults! Bring your appetite, warm clothes, your camera/tripod and plenty of battery power. Photo ops abound! Our group was like the Charlie Brown gang at their best in 2 superb national parks. Great fun!

Mary from Walpole, MA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/21/13
Excellent photography trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons.Saw it all.Bears moose ect.Great instuctors Fun and a great learning adventure.I would take this trip[ again.Mother nature is always changing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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