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Oregon's Outback: Natural Wonders and Human History

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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.
Experience an adventure in Oregon's “outback,” a beautiful and diverse land of marshes, mountains and miles-long views. Local experts bring history into increasingly minute focus as they lead your journey from the primeval geological origins of these landscapes to the pioneer history of the last few hundred years and the conservationists and modern cowboys of today. Along the way, pass through the era of a once-pristine, natural world of antelope, big horn sheep and other native wildlife and into millennia of inhabitation by native peoples who carved their stories onto rock walls and in caves.


• Hike into remote, rarely seen desert areas to view petroglyphs made by indigenous populations more than 7,000 years ago and to view marks of a long-ago time when the desert was under water.
• Roll back geological time on visits to Crack in the Ground, a natural fault and as well as to Derrick’s Cave, near the spot where sandals made 9,000 years ago were unearthed.
• Lakeview’s more recent history comes to light at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, set up on the site of the former Fort Warner, the first white-European outpost in Lake County.

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Walking on uneven terrain for up to 2 miles to access petroglyphs. Some travel on dirt roads.

Coordinated by Lake County Chamber.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences
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