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20445
Oregon/Washington

Columbia and Snake Rivers: History and Harvest by Small Ship

Learn about history, nature, photography and sustainable cuisine alongside experts as you travel through the picturesque Columbia River Gorge.
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Program No. 20445RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
5,999
Oregon/Washington

Columbia and Snake Rivers: History and Harvest by Small Ship

Learn about history, nature, photography and sustainable cuisine alongside experts as you travel through the picturesque Columbia River Gorge.
Length
10 days
Starts at
5,999
Program No. 20445 RJ
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At a Glance

Embark on an exceptional adventure learning about the history, landscapes and culinary delights of the Columbia Gorge aboard the intimate, 62-guest expedition ship, the National Geographic Sea Lion. This voyage will be led by a Road Scholar Group Leader, as well as onboard experts specializing in nature, geology and local history. Delve into themes including the mountain crossing by the Corps of Discovery, the evolution of river navigation and the cataclysmic origins of the Columbia River Gorge. Plus, an onboard photo instructor offers photography tips that last a lifetime.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Follow the path of Lewis and Clark’s expedition, stopping at sites where they made camp, while enjoying locally sourced, sustainable food on board.
  • Travel through eight different locks that lift us some 700 feet in all – nearly ten times what transiting the Panama Canal entails.
  • Explore the Palouse River on a hike along the bluffs overlooking the river.

General Notes

All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting. The program is limited to 38 participants and the National Geographic Sea Lion holds 62 passengers.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River
by William Dietrich
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition
by Jon L. Dunn; Jonathan Alderfer
Bound for Glory
by Woody Guthrie
A River Lost
by Blaine Harden
Fire, Faults and Floods: A Road and Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River
by Marge Mueller; Ted Mueller
People of the River: Native Arts of the Oregon Territory
by Bill Mercer
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen E. Ambrose





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