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The North Cascades, Northwest History in Story & Song, Life in Methow Valley

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4 Days | 3 Nights
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.
The serene and breathtaking Methow Valley in Washington State’s North Cascades is not only the setting for learning, it’s also the subject of two of three invigorating courses based at a mountaintop luxury resort. First, a longtime resident colorfully recounts the mining boom of the 1890s and then details life today in the valley. Then lace up your hiking boots for easy, naturalist-led walks amid Aspen groves and pine forests. Finally, hear of the men and women who settled the Northwest — seafaring explorers, trappers, miners — in the songs written by these very same pioneers.


• Go inside the natural world of the picturesque Methow Valley with a fascinating slide presentation, then venture outdoors with an expert to see it yourself.
• Taught by one of the West’s favorite folk singers, hear a lively mix of stories and songs that emanated from the Northwest’s hardy explorers.
• A local who has lived a lifetime in the Methow Valley spins colorful tales of the valley that are right out of the Wild West.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Minimal walking and standing.

Coordinated by Learning Adventures.

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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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