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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Torturous terrain, frothing white water, chasms and landslides: Take an intriguing historical look at the taming of the magnificent Columbia River. Learn of the torment faced by explorers, boat captains and highway engineers. Get up close to spectacular Multnomah Falls as you are driven along the famous Columbia River Highway and take part in enlightening, on-location discussions with your instructors in the flourishing Hood River Valley, on the Mount Hood highway and all the way at the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria.


• Understand how pioneers and sailors survived encounters with the river through visits to the Columbia Maritime Museum and Fort Clatsop.
• Visit Bonneville Dam and observe migrating salmon challenging the fish ladders.
• Enjoy a picnic lunch and expert-led presentation during a study cruise aboard a sternwheeler.

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Field trips include standing and walking indoors and on maintained trails up to a mile per day.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Newberg, 3 nights; Hood River, 1 night; Newberg 1 night.

Coordinated by Tilikum Retreat Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences


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