REFRESH, RELAX and UNPLUG on a peaceful holiday as we take you into some of the most remote and strikingly beautiful terrains Montana and Idaho have to offer. Explore the 1805-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition through the lens of the Nez Perce and Lemhi Shoshone people, whose friendliness and resourcefulness was instrumental in the success of the white strangers’ mission through these areas. You’ll read segments of the explorers journals on location and hear oral history from two tribal nations handed-down through the ages, orally to them originating from family members mentioned in the journals. Come join our fun as Odyssey enters its 20th year taking vacationers on the Lewis & Clark Trail.
5 1/2 days floating, 5 nts camping in the largest nationally protected Wilderness Area” in the lower 48 - and the longest free-flowing river in one state. A family river with large white beaches and deep pools. “The River of No Return” in Idaho
2 days exploring Lewis & Clark sites in Montana prior
2 days exploring Lewis & Clark sites in Idaho afterward
Nez Perce Native American historical interpretation and storytelling by Nationally acclaimed Nez Perce gentleman scholar Allen Pinkham The Nez Perce where noted as one of the most friendly of the tribes L&C encountered. They were instrumential in the success of L&C survival and reaching the Pacific. You will visit several L&C and Nez Perce sites and learn about the meeting of these two cultures with oral history handed down to Allen.
Lemhi-Shoshone Native American historical interpretation, a musicical presentation, an activity with our hosts, and a traditional meal prepared by our Lemhi-Shoshone friends. The Lemi-Shoshone were also instrumental in outfitting L&C with horses to traverse Lost Trail Pass and the Bitterroot Mountains - extreme barriers to reaching the Pacific Ocean. You will meet and learn from Rose Ann Abrahamson, a descendant of Chief Camehwait (Sacajawea’s brother), and Chief Tendoy. Rose Anne speaks in the Lemhi Shoshone and Bannock languages. She has a convincing argument why her aunt’s name is pronounced “Sacajawea” not “Sacagawea.” And you will meet another descendant of Sacajawea’s people who will play traditional songs for you in the evening, and you will dance under the galaxy of stars in Idaho.
A trip of a life-time - There are only 22 seats to fill, please don’t delay! JULY 8-17 2019 $3495 all-inclusive, includes all taxes and USFS fees. Daily itinerary will be posted Feb 06, 2019