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Hiking in Yellowstone: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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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.
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Wilma from Alameda, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/09/15
This was one of the best Road Scholar programs I have experienced. It was an excellent combination of location and personnel.

Marcia from Los Altos, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/23/15 - 08/28/15
Excellent program. 2 ultra-knowledgeable guides, generous with their insights and observations, patient with our group of diverse personalities and needs, persevered with grace as the week went on. They plus 2 fine assistants led us on 3-4 well-paced and appropriately challenging hikes as they revealed the mysteries of the geology, animal behavior, and biotica of this ever-changing area. I would like to do it again!

Tawney from Wheat Ridge, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/16/15 - 08/21/15
Great hiking in the back country away from all the tourists. Learned lots about Yellowstone's geology, flora, fauna, history, etc. Steady hiking pace over uneven trails - not designed for power walkers who just want to go fast! Wear hiking boots or shoes!

SUSAN from Shaker Hts, OH Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 08/02/15 - 08/07/15
great program, our naturalist was superb, and everyone was supportive--our driver, the coordinator and the hotel owner. Yellowstone was amazing, and it was nice to see places less traveled.

Bethe from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
The hiking was every bit as exciting as I had hoped, the instructors and leaders were awesome and of course Yellowstone is one of the most magical places on earth. Awesome!

Christine from Scottsdale, AZ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
A great way to see Yellowstone and the guides were awesome!

Claire from North Billerica, MA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
If you want to hike through one of the most beautiful places in the U.S., see incredible wild life, gorgeous scenery and learn all about this marvelous park and its geo thermal features, its animals and its history take this program. The hikes are well paced and physically challenging and the instruction top notch.

Michele from Bernville, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
I will remember this trip for a very long time. I feel invigorated after learning so much and having so much fun doing it. Our two instructors and leaders were terrific ambassadors for Yellowstone park. Jim and Jean were walking encyclopedias of the history of Yellowstone and it's natural world. These funny and witty men, along with their astute observations of the natural world of Yellowstone made hiking a joy!

Denise from Ardmore, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
Magnificent and breathtaking. The hikes were awesome. The instructors gave humanity to the park's history. Highly recommended.

Lorna from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
A good moto to follow is "Move it while it moves, and life is short". Take the opportunity to travel with this fabulous program to see the world and engage in the activities for which you have a passion

Carmen from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/24/14 - 08/29/14
Just completed the Yellowstone "Walk on the Wild Side" program. Highly recommend it for everyone who loves to hike and enjoys and appreciates the history of Yellowstone. Stupendous

Ellen from Berkeley, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
The instructor, Gene Ball, for this Yellowstone Hiking trip was wonderful - knowledgeable, humble, and an enjoyable leader. We saw many sights in the northern part of the park, which are more beautiful, less known and less crowded than around Old Faithful. Gene knew where to hike in beautiful, less crowded, trails and where to find interesting wildlife that he spotted for us with his telescope. I highly recommend this rip.

Doris from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
This was a great well organized and well executed program! Gene, our guide, is a Road Scholar Treasure. He has in-depth knowledge about the park, its features, and wildlife and has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with the participants. We saw all the things that Yellowstone offers--grizzles, elk, bison, eagles, geysers, hot springs, wildflowers, etc. We spent a lot of time on the bus going to various parts of the park but it was a pleasant experience traveling through the beautiful landscape. We had a congenial group of 13 hikers and 3 painters and called ourselves "The Intrepids" because of our hikes in the rain and mud. I thought it was a plus to have the painters combined with us hikers because we got different perspectives from them and their art instructor Nolan. Gardiner is a neat western town with elk meandering among the streets and lawns. The accommodations were adequate and the motel has a nice small terrace overlooking the Yellowstone River for gathering after dinner when the weather permitted.

Janan from Lompoc, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
It would have taken me many visits and hours of research and reading to begin to scratch the surface of what I learned on this trip. The knowledge of the instructor was impressive!

Phyllis from Ponte Vedra, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
fantastic trip made even better because there were 2 groups combined so that if you were not up for a 6mile hike that day, you could join the other group in a more leisurely day but still filled with visual delights and challenges. Leaders were excellent. Do not expect good food. You are here for the hiking and exploring of magnificent views. the leaders lent walking sticks and binoculars. when wild life was spotted, leaders pulled out scopes and set them up for everyone to view.

Jeanne from Simsbury, CT Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
I think it was great that there were two levels on this trip so some could choose whether to participate on a particular day or activity or not.

Susan from Tiburon, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
Great tour of Yellowstone for those who want to be on foot much of the time.bring your camera and good shoes! There are sufficient rest stops, but be prepared for some exercise.

Patrick from San Angelo, TX Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
The late-May timeframe was an excellent time to be in Yellowstone, since few tourists were there yet. We had to hike in a little snow, but the weather was perfect. Lee Harry and Gene Ball were excellent leaders, and if you like seeing wildlife and thermal action, this Yellowstone program is for you. We had good accommodations and food. Most hikes were short trips off the bus, but we did have 6 and 3 mile hikes.

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