Learn the geology and history of one of America’s great gorges, from the rugged basalt cliffs to the great floods that helped shape it.
Visiting Cascade Locks and The Dalles, we will learn about the great western migration of the early pioneer of the 1840s, the hardships they encountered, and the impact it had on the native population who had inhabited these lands for over 10,000 years.
Mt. Hood, at 11,250 ft, is the tallest mountain in Oregon. Join us for a fun time and learn about the history of Timberline Lodge, considered one of the great lodges of the West, and the geology of Mt. Hood, while enjoying the magnificent views on the third highest mountain in the Cascade Range.
Oregon’s rugged coastline conjures images straight out of a Gothic romance. We will enjoy a few premiere coastal locations, take in the fresh salt air, experience the beautiful scenery, and walk through ancient forests.
The Willamette Valley is world famous for producing award winning Pinot noir wines. It’s all due to the soils laid down by the great floods of the last ice age and our moderate climate, which makes the Northern Willamette Valley region ideal for growing Pinot noir grapes.
On the outskirts of Newberg, we will venture deep into Chehalem Mountains and explore some of the beautiful wineries scattered among the hills.