The Captivating Landscapes Of Southeastern Oregon: Discovery and Interpretation
Southeast Oregon boasts some of North America’s most important wildlife habitats. Come learn what makes this region special as you join experts for an in-depth adventure of discovery.
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Program No. 4898RJ
7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6B 5L 6D
Check-in, Registraion, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
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Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
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At a Glance

Experience a geological adventure into remote Harney County in Oregon’s Great Basin Country, exploring dramatic landscapes with an expert field geologist. One of the least populated areas of the contiguous United States, the Harney Basin encompasses an area of 5,300 square miles, contains two lakes and is bounded by a volcanic plain, a plateau and mountains. Let these remote lands capture your imagination as the landforms start speaking to you.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Short hikes over uneven terrain; extended standing. Elevations of 4,200-9,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On field trips, learn how to interpret rim rock, fault zones and ancient shorelines, and see some of the country’s most spectacular inverted topography.
  • Led by an expert, experience bubbling hot springs, sinter mounds, primeval-looking lava flows, magnificent glacial valleys and deep canyons.
  • Enjoy stimulating evenings with fellow participants as you hear a lecture, review highlights of the day’s adventures and plan the next day’s field trip.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Duncan Evered
Duncan Evered serves as Co-Director of the Malheur Field Station and has been sharing his expertise, wit-filled insights and passion about this vast, remote southeast Oregon landscape and its corresponding wildlife with Road Scholar participants for over 19 years. He is an academically-trained Ornithologist.
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