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              Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian
                    Summer Tour
    July 15-24, 2015
                                          with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson
                                                                click here for itinerary page two
 

                        Our Lewis and Clark Classic Tour with the addition of
                                  Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer


                                  Photos: Day 2, 3, and 4 through the White Cliffs of the Missouri River
                         
                                                        
Active holiday through Lewis & Clark's White Cliffs of the Missouri River and Bitterroot Mountains.  Participants must be in good physical shape to participate.  VAN SUPPORTED: this allows you the option to not partake in some of the activities.  LUXURY CAMPING:  A crew has gone ahead to setup your camp.  Beverages and hors d'oeuvres await your arrival.  All meals are hearty, made from great outdoor recipes and the freshest ingredients. Recreational equipment provided.  New sleeping bags onsite may be purchased for a small fee or you may bring your own. 
                                              
Itinerary

Day 1             Wednesday                 `July 15
Welcome to Great Falls, Montana!  Gather this evening for a welcome reception by your tour host and scholar, Clay S. Jenkinson.  After a quick orientation meeting with your Missouri River outfitter, you will depart for Ryan Dam.  Enjoy your first evening with Clay as he takes you back in time, on location where Captain Meriwether Lewis found the western landscape mightier than his pen. 
                              
LODGING: La Quinta Inn Riverfront, Great Falls, Montana

Day 2             Thursday                     July 16
Today begins your journey through landscape Lewis properly labeled "seens of visionary enchantment"  But first you take a look at "Decision Point"  at the Marias river.  You can see for yourself the difficulty the captains had deciding which river was the correct river to follow.  The launch of your three day river tour begins at Coal Banks Landing.  You will have plenty of opportunities to hike through some very beautiful landscapes along the Missouri River.  Some offer petroglyphs, others teepee rings. While your evening dinner is being prepared you have an opportunity to explore Slot Canyon where nature carved a playground just for you out of the sandstone to climb through and in and outside of.  Here you can play! Your evening ends with delicious food served along the bank of the river and campfire discussions with Clay Jenkinson.
                              
CAMPSITEEagle Creek, Missouri River                      Meals BLD

Day 3             Friday                         July 17
As your day of canoeing begins you can look back and see that last night you actually were camped inside of one of Karl Bodmer's famous paintings.  Ten miles downstream you arrive at The Hole-in-the-Wall rock formation. This is offers a fabulous hike and scenes to feast your eyes in every direction. There is no way to explain the wonder here. Lewis, nor Clark, nor Maximilian, nor Bodmer witnessed what you see if you take this hike. With your morning hike and lunch behind you, the next 11 miles float you past Steamboat Rock and other majestic sandstone formations.  This evening Clay Jenkinson ties the connection of Prince Maximilian and his famous Swiss artist Karl Bodmer to the Lewis & Clark Trail.
 
                            CAMPSITE:   Slaughter Creek, Missouri River               Meals BLD

Day 4            Saturday                      July 18
What a great day!  After breakfast paddling 11 miles stopping at Judith Landing for lunch you observe the river canyon change from vertical sandstone rock to wider and deeper river bluffs.  This area is commonly referred to as "The Breaks." Your canoe strolls you past the magic of many cottonwood groves and Lewis & Clark's campsite of May 28, 1805. Mid-afternoon welcomes you with a hot shower and a first-class hotel along the bank of the Missouri River in Ft. Benton, Montana.  The Grand Union Hotel, Montana's oldest, was built in 1882, seven years before Montana became a state.  Enjoy fine dining, music and a river stroll reading about this Montana town's historical past.  
      
                       LODGING:   Grand Union Hotel, Fort Benton, Montana    Meals BLD

                                         Tour Itinerary continues page two
                                                           
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Due to our high guide to guest ratio, small group size, with historical interpretation and entertainment by award winning scholar and Chautauqua performer Clay S. Jenkinson, our tours tend to fill quickly.  If it becomes necessary, wait listing is available upon request.  We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance for your protection in the unexpected event you may need to cancel.  Travel insurance can be provided by your local travel agency or through our office.  Thank you for your interest in Odyssey Tours!

We hope you can join us!

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with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson
Telephone
208-791-8721 ~ Fax 208-746-0625   email bek@odytours.net
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