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Two Island Trek: Great Coastal Hikes in the San Juan Islands

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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.
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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.
Carol from Ventura, CA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
Friday Harbor is lovely. The whole island is green and filled with interesting trees and birds.

Molly from Springfield, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/03/13
The two-island trek on the San Juan Islands was an excellent first-time Road Scholar experience for me as it combined interesting educational programs and incredible scenery in hiking. I learned so much about this area and also about the importance of life long learning. I am looking forward to another trip!

Teresa from Honolulu, HI Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/03/13
As a fair weather hiker, I knew I was pushing my luck by signing up for the first program of the season. And sure enough, I thought perhaps I had made a big mistake when on our first day out, we were met with gale force winds and a passing squall as we hiked in the American Camp on the main San Juan Island with bald eagles being literally wind-tossed over our heads. But April showers bring May flowers, and by the end of our 5-day sojourn, we were relishing our luck at having such lovely sunny weather in which to hike around Mountain Lake in the Moran State Park on Orcas Island with wild flowers carpeting our way. In fact, by Friday when we left, the temperatures were in the low 80s, and a private school across Bellingham Bay from the islands declared it "Sun Day" and cancelled school for its students "due to great weather." Personally, I was pleased to have been in the islands during their "slow season," well in advance of the tourist onslaught that arrives as the weather improves. And it was a blessing to have the cooler weather for our exertions on the hiking trails. For even though we were not doing any technical climbs, we did have to do some work to get to the top of 650-ft. Mt. Young. On Orcas, our leader made the command decision to drive to the summit of Mt. Constitution and then walk down to its Little Summit at the 2200 ft. level. All in all, the program included just the right amount of walking in stunningly beautiful surroundings. And the one brief period of inclement weather was a small price to pay for the untrammeled serenity in which we were able to tour the islands.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
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8 Field trips
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