Guided Road Scholar trips with Douglas Wood, 2020:
“Birds & Blooms: Spring in the Mississippi River Valley”
May 11 – May 17, 2020
This May Doug will be leading two grand trips for the Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) organization. There are few times more exciting and beautiful in the valley of the great Mississippi than the explosion of color and life that is Spring. The Mississippi is the largest of North America’s major flyways, a timeless magnet for every sort of migrating bird. Wildflowers–from Dutchman’s Breeches to Trillium to Trout Lilies– brighten the riverbanks with a riot of colors. Bald eagles soar majestically overhead.
If you’d like to explore gorgeous Frontenac State park–a famous birding destination–Whitewater Park and Trempeleau Nat’l Wildlife Refuge; boat on the Mississippi; learn about Bald Eagles at the National Eagle center; discover spectacular Minnehaha Falls (inspiration for Longfellow’s epic “Hiawatha”); and spend some quality time with Doug, his stories and legends and guitar, along with co-leader and wildlife expert Larry Weber… then these trips are for you. And we would love to have you along! Dates: May 2–8 and 13–19. No special experience or expertise required–just a desire to enjoy, learn, share and spend some fabulous time outdoors. Simply click the link to learn all the details or to sign up. We hope to see you on the river!!!!
“Voyageurs National Park & Canoe Country:
Deep Woods, Wild Waters”
Aug. 2 – Aug. 9, 2020
Aug. 16 – Aug. 23, 2020
Each year Doug guides trips for the Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) organization, entitled “The Spirit Of The Canoe Country.” With 35 years of experience guiding wilderness expeditions from the Boundary Waters to the Northwest Territories, he hugely enjoys sharing his passion for his favorite part of the earth with folks who are hungry to soak it up. To be there in person listening to the loons at Sigurd Olson’s Listening Point Cabin or at Ernest Obe rholtzer’s Mallard Island; to gaze straight down the historic Voyageurs’ Highway from Moonlight Ledge on my Fawn Island on Rainy Lake; to dip the paddle and feel the graceful movement of a canoe; to hear the thunder of Kettle Falls or bask in the last rays of a glorious North Woods sunset: to learn about wolves and bears and the plants, trees, and animals of the North–for many this can be the trip of a lifetime. Doug would love to take you along. Warm, indoor lodging each night and great meals–but we DO indeed find the ‘spirit of the canoe country.’
Please tell your friends! Hope to see you on the trail…