next up: LEWIS & CLARK, and THE RIVER OF NO RETURN WILDERNESS TOUR ~ July 08-17, 2019


FUN ADVENTURES

  • Explore hilltops and mountaintops (hikes optional)

  • Float guided down the Salmon River (options of oarboat, paddleboat, or kayak) 5 days camping in the wilderness

  • Straddle a source of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers

  • Travel by ten rivers play in four

  • At the Great Divide accomplish what Jeffy could not in his “Head & the Heart Letter”

  • Prepare Charbonneau’s recipe Boudin Blanc on the river with “two dips, and a flirt”

  • Enjoy fine dining along the Clearwater River with music & optional dancing

  • Campfires, storytelling, laughter and stars

Testimonials


“There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away.”


“. . with a joie de vivre that was so contagious … and an opportunity to meet fun articulate folks from all over.”


“Hard to put into words my appreciation and respect for all you did to make our trip such an amazing experience. And you did it so unintrusively with a joie de vivre that was so contagious. Thanks so much from deep, deep inside me. Already I get a bit wistful when I think of our Lewis & Clark Adventure. I have done a lot of traveling, but there are some trips that take on a life of their own. Yes, the natural beauty and serenity were spectacular. Equally enjoyable, for me, were the people. Interesting, hardy souls, surprising talents that emerged, and an opportunity to meet fun articulate folks from all over. Thanks again. Maureen -Seattle , WA (July 2018)


“Thanks for making a dream come true. I will cherish these memories forever.” Jim - Baltimore, VA


“ . . created life changes in me.”

“Thanks for the magnificent experience. I appreciate the passion you put into all you created for us. This is one of three journeys in my life that created life changes in me. Thank you for that.”
Allene - Bakersfield CA (July 2002)


. . amazing we spent a week with 25 strangers and felt like we were with family.”

“It’s amazing we spent a week with 25 strangers and felt like we were with family. I don’t feel like I just “went on a tour." I feel like I made many new friends. Clay was inspirational, Ryan & Jeanne truly invaluable, and you were magic! God willing and the creek don’t rise, we’ll see you next year!”
Polly Anna - San Antonio, TX


“ . . . people noticed a change in me right away.”


“Thank you for putting together an amazing trip. I know you hear this all the time but the Lewis & Clark trip has changed my life. My words can’t express my gratitude. My entire outlook has changed. People noticed right away. Thank you again!” Kathleen - San Francisco, CA


“another trip of a life-time.”


“This was another trip of a lifetime - a meaningful one for us. We so appreciate all the hard work you do to make these trips happen - Thank you again!” Nancy & Dave - Montrose, CO


“You did it all, unforgetable trip!”
Janet - Grapeview, WA


“. . after seeing what all you had to do on your end it was a very reasonably priced ten days. A trip we will never forget!”

“Thank you so very much for a very organized Lewis & Clark tour. You were such a pleasure to be with, and after seeing what all you had to do on your end it was a very reasonably priced ten days. A trip we will never forget! WOW!” Bob & Jan - Colorado Springs, CO


“It was a true soul-recharging experience.” Ian- Bakersfield, CA


“. . . being out of touch for nearly 10 days,, … What an awesome trip!”

“I’ll tell you, being out of touch for nearly 10 days, having no idea of time or what was happening in the world, was the best kind of vacation. I moved in rhythm with nature, literally going with the flow of the river. What an awesome trip! Dan - Sudbury MA


“Still living in the after-glow!”

“Still living in the afterglow. . . . I keep thinking I will see one or another of you in the grocery store, or at the post office. It only seems natural. We were a little community. But it always turns out to be someone else. So, though I may not see you, I hold you in the community of my heart.  I hope that the experience will stay with you too, and keep inspiring and enlivening your life back at home and work.  I love seeing everybody’s photos. I hope that we will, in one way or another, keep in touch.” Ruth - Pennington NJ



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“ I can’t stop saying “I loved it!” to everyone who asks . . .”

“I’m back in Pennsylvania dealing with heat and humidity, the air so thick I can barely plod through it. Montana and Idaho seem so far away, long gone, yet it has only been a few days since I was basking in the Lochsa.
I want to tell you how grateful I feel for having spent nine days on the Lewis & Clark Trail. The adventure exceeded my expectations in every respect & I can’t stop saying “I loved it!” to everyone who asks for a recounting of my vacation.
Thank you for a most rewarding and uplifting experience. I was moved in every possible way. I hope our paths cross again.”
Carole -Royersford, PA


“Wes and I have raved so much, people are sure we are daft!”

“ Wes and I have raved so much, peaople are sure we are daft! AND you kept my secret and that made it so very special for Wes. For awhile he was calling me every day to say “is this my fishing buddy?’ Lately, he’s changed the question to “is this my rafting partner?” How can I thank you for getting me on that raft? That day was one of the best of my life. A thousand thank yous.

Now I want to retrive every single moment - especially the days on the rivers. I am looking forward to my yellow shirt (la de da 2). I might have to wear it every day.”
Annie - Reno, NV


“Thank you for giving me a great introduction to the outdoors <3”
Madison (16 yrs) - San Antonio, TX


Words cannot express the importance of this experience for me.” Kathy - San Diego


“ For me the best time was seeing you pull up . . . that meant the fun was beginning.”

“For me the best time of the winter retreats was seeing you pull up to the Hilton Garden Inn in the white van because that meant the travel was over and the fun was beginning.” Russ - Salisbury, NC


“Wildly, wildly in love with every moment.” Elizabeth - Williamsburg, VA


“ I still feel very close to everyone from the trip, and simply being partof the Ody family enriches my life.”

“Even though many miles separate me from you, Clay, and those I traveled out in the summer 2015. I still feel very close to everyone from the trip, and simply being partof the Ody family enriches my life. Truly thank you for staying in touch and all blessings to you.” Carrie - Gardiner, NY


“Heartfelt Thanks!”

A delight! Well planned and most enjoyable. Heartfelt Thanks!” Ross & Sylvia - Williamsburg, VA


“Not a moment of disappointment. Everything I expected and so much more.” Judith- Hidden Valley Lake, CA



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“I looked at the exciting tours you are offering next year and would love nothing more than to spend another week or two with you “out there.” That was the best vacation of my life! You give great tours!”
Kathy - Everett, WA


Join the fun: step into beautiful landscapes, hear about the history, as you peer into the distance, of not so long ago.