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Intergenerational: Pioneer Spirit in the Wild West

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 12 years of age.

A vast, wild region gifted with sparsely populated expanses of ranch lands and unspoiled mountains laden with thick forests, southwest Montana invokes the pioneer spirit by reminding us that before we could develop the West, a brave few had to venture before us to tame these lands so rough and remote. Saddle up with your grandchild to discover a historic chapter of the Wild West’s amazing tale, with teachers, naturalists and historians along for the ride to lead you through once-uncharted territory.


• Ride horseback along historic trails and visit the Sacajawea Historic Area to learn about Lewis and Clark’s expedition on Lemhi Pass.
• Go fly casting and fishing with experts who help you to understand the ecology of southwest Montana streams and the native fish that fill them.
• Encounter Gold Rush ghost towns, sit for a lesson in a pioneer-era one-room school house and take in a 19th-century melodrama performed in a historic opera house.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Elevation 5,400 feet. Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain. Horseback riding 3-4 hours on moderate terrain. Elevation up to 7,380 feet.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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