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.
The beautiful Hood River Valley is world famous for its apple, pear, and cherry orchards. For the last 30 years, pioneering winemakers also realized that the soils and weather were ideal for growing wine grapes.
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.
The Rowena Plateau is truly a sight to see in the springtime. The normally dry scrub oak savanna bursts forth with color between late March to early May. Thousands of blooming wildflowers carpet the hillsides as far as the eye can see.
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.
Astoria, rich in history, was founded as a American fur trading post in 1811. It lies inland from the mouth of the Columbia River and is the oldest settlement in the Pacific NW.
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.
From Portland, travel in comfort and style in the 1945 Chevy School Bus to Hood River. There you will board the Scenic Mt Hood Railroad for a relaxing 1 1/2 ride through the famous fruit orchards of the Hood River Valley.
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