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           Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian
                       Summer Tour
    July 18-27, 2017
                                            with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson

                                                                                               click here for itinerary page one

                           Photos: Day 6, 7, and 8 through the infamous Bitterroot Mountains of the Lolo Trail

Enjoy an active holiday through sections of Lewis & Clark, and Prince Maximilian's epic journeys down the White Cliffs of the Missouri River.  With the comforts of the twenty-first century, your adventure "proceeds on" through Lewis and Clark's infamous trek through the 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. 

Day 5            Saturday                 July 22
A travel day through gorgeous country winds you through western Montana as you head to Idaho.  You are getting into key position at the base of the Bitterroot Mountains for your foot journey to the top of infamous Wendover Ridge.  A few Lewis & Clark surprise stops are in order before you arrive Lochsa Lodge, our favorite lodge with rustic cabins nestled along the Lochsa River, (Nez Perce for rough water).  If you prefer not to hike up the mountain tomorrow, an equally enjoyable choice offers you van transportation to the top. Your van will make stops at a fishing weir, Lewis and Clark's 13 Mile Camp, and Rocky Point Lookout (photo above).  From the lookout you can see the Northern Trail of the Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark's Trail from a birds-eye view.  Mid-afternoon brings you an opportunity to play in the clear, pristine, fresh water of this "rocky", mountain river. This evening, under the stars, enjoy relaxing to conversations around the campfire at Lochsa Lodge.                                        LODGING:  Lochsa Lodge, Powell, Idaho  Meals: BLD

Day 6             Sunday                     July 23
A great day of adventure and discovery! Your eight and a half mile hike uphill, a 3000 foot climb in elevation, is the same snowbound trail, 33 men of the Expedition climbed on September 15, 1805.  Enjoy readings from "the Journals", on location, over the next few days by Clay Jenkinson.  Tonight's camp is named Snowbank, where the Corps camped and melted snow for their water.  Like the Corps, you will "take an early supper", you have earned it.  Unlike the Corps, it will be hearty but there will be no snow to melt.  Evening enjoyment will be a special drink to celebrate your infamous hike, a hearty dinner, laughter and later the quiet of nature!         
                                                  (Lewis & Clark)
Snowbank    Meals BLD

Day 7             Saturday                 July 23
Although you are now standing in very remote high mountainous terrain,( approx.7000 feet), you will find numerous sites to explore and enjoy with interpretation and journal readings by Clay Jenkinson:  Bear Oil and Roots, Indian Post Office, Lonesome Cove, The Sinque Hole, The  Smoking Place and more.  For those with energy to burn, our traditional sunset hike to the top of Bald Mountain will be available.  Not only beautiful, it exposes the same mountain scenes and drainages the Corps most likely witnessed: The Lochsa, the Selway, and the Clearwater River drainages of Idaho's Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests.  The Craig Mountains, and the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness Area are also easily seen off in the distance.
                       (Lewis & Clark) CAMPSITE:  Dry Camp     Meals BLD

Day 8            Sunday                    July 24
When the end of the infamous Bitterroot range finally came, the Corps beheld a flat prairie landscape repose below.  What a great place to end your own mountain exploration looking down at the same camas prairie that Lewis & Clark witnessed 200+ years ago.  Enjoy grazing on mountain huckleberries as you hike to the top of Sherman Peak, Lewis and Clark named this place Spirit Revival, as that is exactly what it did when they arrived there. After lunch, you begin your hike or van ride down off the mountain.  Your senses awaken!  As you descend through the elevations watch the tree types changing, feel the temperature zones adjusting, and listen to the sounds and beauty of nature.  You cross several creeks before reaching the bottom, a 3000' descent in three very short hours. Hearty snacks, the Lochsa River and ice cold beverages await your arrival! 
Lochsa Lodge, Powell Idaho   Meals BLD

Day 9            Monday                   July 25
After breakfast, meet in the Library for a special guest appearance.  After a hearty lunch at the lodge you will have time on your own to explore the forest trails, visit the Powell Ranger Station, or soak in the Lochsa River.  This evening enjoy our traditional Farewell Dinner Party and saying goodbye to new friends.
                                                  LODGING: Lochsa Lodge, Powell, Idaho    Meals BLD

Day 10          Tuesday                      July 26
Travel day!  After a hearty breakfast at Lochsa Lodge, a 45 minute drive delivers you to the Missoula International Airport or to your vehicle in Missoula, Montana.  Enjoy a safe journey home, or wherever your journey continues to take you!  
                         Thank you for joining us on another Odyssey adventure!
                                                                                                                 Meals B


Tour Price & Information: July 18-27, 2017   All inclusive tour  9 day/nts   $3495
Tour begins in Great Falls and ends in Missoula, Montana.  Your tour package includes a professional tour director, a week of historical interpretation by nationally acclaimed Lewis & Clark scholar Clay S. Jenkinson, an evening with Captain Meriwether Lewis, outfitted and guided services by Montana and Idaho outfitters, all equipment for four nights of camping and two days of canoeing (except sleeping bags), entertainment, all activities, lodging, meals, transportation, museum fees, journals, gifts, hotel baggage handling, state and local taxes, USFS fees, and hotel and restaurant gratuities.  Airfare is not included.  A $400 non-refundable deposit will secure your reservation.  Deposit IS refundable until January 01 the year of your tour's departure.  Please read our Terms and Conditions enclosed.  Price is per person based on double occupancy.  Traveling SINGLE? No problem.  We can easily match you with a roommate.  Please inquire about our single supplemental fee if you would prefer a room of your own.

                                                                                                                                   Tour Itinerary page one

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