The Dalles and Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery

Sep 23, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Another sunny day welcomes our expedition group to the Columbia River! A full itinerary awaits us, with destination and activity options including Rowena Crest, Columbia River Discovery Center, the Dalles history tour, river trail bike ride, a natural history plant walk, an art museum, and local winery. All along our journey, we admire the soft golden grasses and beautiful basalt bluffs edging the river corridor. 

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Sarah Keefer


Sarah’s fondest memories of nature are experiences she’s shared with friends—especially when those experiences involve spotting wildlife from the bow of a ship! She’s captivated by the wonders of the natural world, and it was the lure of expansive wilderness and exotic destinations that inspired her to study wildlife biology at both the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Hawai’i Honolulu. Sarah was first partial to mammalian studies, and it wasn’t until her first season as a field naturalist in Southeast Alaska that she began to truly appreciate watching birds and what they could teach us about patience, integrity, and hope.

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Dexter Sear

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Dexter grew up in England where a love for exploring the countryside ignited a lifelong passion for discovering natural history and embarking on adventure. As a teenager, two trips to India sparked a fascination with insects and a desire to share a “hidden” macro world was born. He produced a popular insect website and authored a reader digest about cultural entomology.

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