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Exploring Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Mountains

Dates:April 30 - May 3, 2017
Meets:Su, M, Tu and W from 12 N to 12 M, 4 sessions
Instructor:Karen Travers
Fee: $595.00Fee Breakdown

From sheltered stream valleys to soaring mountain peaks, Virginia's Shenandoah region is home to over 1400 species of wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees. Explore these diverse habitats with Mt. Cuba Center staff and tour leaders as you hike past the cascading waterfalls of White Oak Canyon and along the botanically-rich Rose River Trail watching for trilliums, native orchids, and squawroot. Stops along the Skyline Drive reveal panoramic views of the Blue Ridge mountains and their verdant river valleys. A visit to the historic gardens of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello completes this extraordinary immersion into the springtime beauty of the Virginia highlands.

Hikes accommodate various abilities, from beginner to experienced. Comfortable accommodations with remarkable mountain views include three hearty, family style meals per day prepared from produce grown in on-site gardens and orchards, and time to share photos over wine and cheese in the evenings.

Fee includes van transportation from Mt. Cuba Center, double occupancy lodging with private bath, all meals (except in transit), entrance fees, and wine and cheese socials. To register, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required by February 1, 2017, balance due by April 1.

Single supplement is $65. This applies if you request a private room or if you are willing to share but there is no same-gender person for you to share with. A Health & Liability form will be attached to your confirmation email. Please return it to Mt. Cuba Center at least one week prior to the trip. You may also download the form here.

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