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                                                                   Telephone 208-791-8721 ~ Fax 208-746-06255   email bek@odytours.net


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                           "Black Elk Speaks"
                                                                   by John G. Neihardt
              Lochsa Lodge Winter Retreat 2015
                                                with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson
                                                              click here for itinerary page one

                There will be time for your own reading, journalizing, exploring, painting, snowshoeing, napping; whatever you enjoy doing in the "whisper of the woods".  Your group will gather three times, fireside in the lodge, per day for insightful discussions led by Clay.  Early afternoon each day an organized outdoor excursion is planned (please see below).  All activities and meetings are optional.  All meals at Lochsa Lodge are excellent!  When necessary recreational equipment is provided.  Sound Fun??  Please come!  Tell your friends!   We will send you your first book and your short list of other great texts to read!   Start reading....   "Let's roll" 

                    This January 11-16 (still available),   January 16-21  FULL
Itinerary  continued

Day 4            Wednesday           January 14
After breakfast, man your chair near the Lochsa Lodge fireplace with a hot beverage and a warm up to more thoughtful conversations with new friends and humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson. After lunch enjoy several hours free to walk, write, or engage in social or outdoor activities.  Today's activity for those daring: a group "dutch oven" cook off in "the kitchen in the wilderness" followed by an outdoor campfire hearty with fun and laughter and more humanities discussions with Clay before dinner.
LODGING: Lochsa Lodge, Powell, Idaho 
                   Meals BLD

Day 5            Thursday               January 15
"Whose woods these are I think I know...  "  Today these are your tranquil woods.  This time of year in the Bitterroots the snowflakes float and drift lazily.  Or you'll find the bold blue sky of winter casting rays of sunshine to awaken nature's shimmering diamonds resting quietly atop blankets of snow.  Your quiescence breaks as your boots squeak down the frozen cut-outs transporting you from your cabin to your lodge.  This is a magic day of wonder on your final journey with Clay, as he takes you down the pathway of your remaining texts and conversations this morning. After your fireside lunch enjoy an optional hike to a nearby hot spring:  First you cross the Lochsa River on a USFS hand-built bridge.  You will walk a maintained but snowy path along this stretch of a beautiful tributary of the Lochsa River called Warm Springs.  Sightings of the dark stream below peak though a snow-white laden canvas, at times exposing rivulets of teal and small dancing waterfalls.  You have arrived when you witness hot steam rising from a variety of small pools and a larger pool of steaming hot springs water.  Deeper in the forest now, your remote outdoor setting has become intoxicating.  Dress warm but layer with your swim suit underneath.  Towels will be provided.  Drinking in your surroundings with pure relaxation you will enjoy a pleasure not soon forgotten. A quiet moment in the hot spring offers you your best chance to see some winter wildlife from a far, (moose being the most prevalent, but deer, elk, bear, lynx, snow ermines, geese, swans, eagles, osprey and blue herons etc., have been spotted in this area).  Tonight our famous Farewell Dinner Party and saying goodbye to new friends.
LODGING: Lochsa Lodge, Powell, Idaho                    Meals BLD

Day 6            Friday                   January 16
Travel day!  After a hearty breakfast at Lochsa Lodge, a 60 minute drive delivers you to the Missoula International Airport.  Enjoy a safe journey home, or wherever your journey continues to take you! Thank you for joining us on another Odyssey adventure!
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                                         Tour Itinerary page one

Tour Price & Information: January 11-16, 2015   All inclusive retreat  5 nts   $1995 Your retreat begins and ends in Missoula, Montana.  Your tour package includes a professional tour director, discussions led by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson, recreation equipment if necessary, all activities, lodging, meals, transportation, journals, gifts, state and local taxes, USFS fees, and lodge baggage handling and restaurant gratuities.  Your airfare is not included.  A $400 non-refundable deposit will secure your reservation. 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 at no charge.  Please inquire about our single supplemental fee if you would prefer a cabin of your own. Thank you for your interest in Odyssey Tours! 

We hope you can join us!

For more information or a brochure contact:

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