On the Road: The Oregon Coast, California Redwoods and Crater Lake
Explore ancient redwood forests and geologically diverse caves. See the clear waters of America’s deepest lake and learn about unique Northwest landscapes alongside experts.
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Program No. 16188RJ
10 days
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From the jagged alpine terrain of the Cascade Mountains to mossy rainforests and wave-battered headlands, discover why the Northwest landscape is as awe-inspiring as it is unique. Learn alongside experts as you explore some of the world’s grandest natural wonders.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain, sandy beaches, unpaved trails, steep steps. Elevations of 4,000-7,100 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At Crater Lake, marvel at a massive volcanic caldera holding the deepest lake in the U.S., then descend into Oregon Caves National Monument.
  • Race the wind over a sea of sand in a dune buggy and meet the marine life at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
  • Touch trees rooted when Caesar ruled Rome in the world’s largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods.
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Lynn Unser
A Road Scholar coordinator and instructor since 1998, Lynn Unser and his wife, Carol, have provided more than 30 Road Scholar programs annually. Lynn is adjunct faculty at Lane Community College in Florence, Ore. As a fifth-generation native Oregonian, he has worked in industries with coastal resource bases, including timber, farming and commercial fisheries, experiences which have provided insight for many students into the challenges and rewards of a coastal livelihood.
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