Naturally Magnificent: Washington State's Olympic Peninsula
Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is a natural beauty. Come see for yourself as you walk in a rainforest, explore the beach at LaPush and learn about native Makah culture.
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Program No. 21472RJ
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The Olympic Penninsula is a spectacular place where you can experience an old growth rain forest, dramatic Pacific Ocean beaches, a wonderful Native American museum and great mountain and ocean views. The pace is moderate and not strenuous, and the salmon - clams - crabs - halibut are great eating.
Perfect tour of a great national park with mountains, temperature rain forests, and wonderful beaches.
My first Road Scholar program: it was excellent, from the group leader to the many fascinating places we visited. It was well worth the long flight across the country from NYC.
The Olympic Peninsula provides an excellent introduction to the scenic Northwest--the big trees, the water, the hills, the log trucks, the fires..one learns that there are no easy answers to the questions that arise with respect to the land.
What was important to me was that this program is advertised as moderately active. I found that some of the hiking was too strenuous for me but the tour was so well planned that I could stop, let the group go by, rest on a log and catch the group on its way back. Also a coordinator was willing to sit with me if I needed more help. Not many tours offer such thoughtfulness.
This was a wonderful, beautiful program with nature all around. The coordinators were most helpful, knowledgeable and did every thing to make this was an excellent trip. we saw mountains, rain forest, ocean and the Makah Museum. All was well planned and most enjoyable.
Naturally Magnificent:Washington State's Olympic Peninsula program is a unique and delightful opportunity to experience one of our most beautiful and remote National Park treasures! It is a well planned, interesting introduction to the Raid Forest, Ecological projects in process, face-to-face meetings with Native Americans in the Northwest. The Concert at the beginning was as a genius way to bring World-class musicians to a wonderfully local setting.
The Olympic Peninsula is a spectacular destination for magnificent mountains, lakes, and learning about nature and some of the culture of Native Americans. The leaders are outstanding and delightful. Bus rides daily from the centrally located waterfront hotel provide beautiful scenery, and the bus has WiFi. No dress-up needed. Every day was another adventure and worthwhile. Special thanks to Carol & Nan, and bus driver Pat, for making it all "Wonder-full!!"
It was an amazing, informative 5 days. I was thrilled to be able to walk 1.5 MI. in the rainforest. The Ranger talks were thoro and interesting. Our guides Carol Barton and aide couldn't have been more helpful and perfect for this trip. Thx to all.
This program highlights the physical aspects of the Pacific northwest and includes interesting speakers and visits to the stunning Olympic National Park. It is well organized and not very strenuous given the ruggedness of the area,
Carol Barton & her Evergreen Adventures did it again. A perfect week on the Olympic peninsula, which had been on my wish list for years. I second all the positive comments here. Long bus rides by luxury coach thru magnificent countryside were a pleasure; and yet, though most rides were long, some days I did get in my 10,000 steps.
This trip had it's ups and downs. The trip takes you to some beautiful areas, although long bus drives are involved. The view from our room at Port Angeles was great, but in four days, the floor was never vacuumed. The actual educational presentations were good, but there were far too few of them. The concert was great, but it involved killing over an hour waiting for it to start. Seems to me it could have been better than it was.

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