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


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January 14 - 19

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                        "To Live Deliberately"
                         Lochsa Lodge Winter Retreat 2017
                                                with humanities scholar  Clay S. Jenkinson
                                                              click here for itinerary page one

Native American West,  A New Lens - January 14-19, 2017

                There will be time for you to read, write, explore, snow shoe, snow sculpt, whatever winter's whisper in the woods inspires you to do.  Several times per day group discussion gatherings will be led by Clay.  Early afternoons 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??  Do come!  ... and invite your friends!   We will send you your first book, and then your short list of the other great books to read, along with Clay's "Bill of Rights for Great Conversation"
              .... Come join our FUN this winter in the heart of Lewis and Clark's Bitterroot Mountains!

Itinerary  continued

Day 4              
"Whose woods these are you think you know...  "  On the way to the lodge, you see a squirrel scamper across your snow-cut pathway and dart into an invisible tunnel crafted before.  "There is another world going on under there!"  Your morning discussions start after breakfast at 9:30 a.m. led by Clay with more group discussion gatherings designated throughout your day.  This afternoon find time to snow shoe, build a snow sculpture, or just relax by the fire.  Today's optional activity will be sipping a few new wines while watching SOMM: In the Bottle with friends, a delightful documentary film about the exasperating Sommelier Exam.  A FUN event we hope you will enjoy before diving into your hearty lodge Western dinner!
                                              LODGING: Lochsa Lodge Powell, Idaho      Meals BLD

Day 5            
You will start to notice "more", more than the first day you arrived.  Watch the early morning alpine glow slowly disapper, unfolding the magestic mountain behind the lodge.
The mountain peak's new fallen snow pops against the backdrop of a clear cobalt sky. Your final day's journey with Clay takes you down a path to wrap up and summarize the great texts you've read and conversations you've had. After your fireside lunch enjoy an optional hike to a nearby hot spring. There are a series of three.  Let's see if you can find the hidden one.  First you cross the Lochsa River on a USFS hand-built bridge.  You will walk a maintained, but snowy, path along this stretch of this beautiful tributary of the Lochsa River, notably named Warm Springs.  Sightings of dark tributary peak though a broken, snow-laden canvas, exposing rivulets of translucent teal, mini waterfalls.  You have arrived when you witness hot steam rising from a variety of small pools ahead, but a larger pool of steaming hot springs beckons you further above.  Deep in the forest now, your remote, whispering woods has become intoxicating.  Dress warm but layer with your swim suit underneath.  Towels will be provided.  Drink in your surroundings with pure relaxation.  A pleasure not soon forgotten.  If you go to a quiet place, this winter hike offers you your best chance to see some winter wildlife from a far.  Moose are your 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           
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!                                                                               Meals  B

                      Thank you for joining us for another adventure!                   
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Tour Price & Information: Two different retreats: 
January 08-13, 2017 or January 14-19, 2017
All inclusive retreats 5 nts each $2095 
Your retreat begins and ends in Missoula, Montana.  Your tour package includes: transportation from the Missoula Airport to Lochsa Lodge; a complimentary copy of Walden, or an Ody Amazon gift card; a professional tour director; discussions led by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson; recreation equipment if necessary; all activities; lodging; meals; journals; gifts; state and local taxes; USFS fees; 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!

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