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On the Road: Following In the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark from Missouri to Oregon

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18 Days | 17 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Tom Laidlaw

Tom Laidlaw hails from Vancouver where he has been a historical interpreter at Fort Vancouver for many years. He has traveled extensively across the U.S. on the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail and the Lewis and Clark Trail. Tom holds a B.S. in theatre arts from Portland State University, and utilizes his acting talent to tell stories of Westward Expansion. His one-person character sketches of historic characters have delighted school audiences and organizations throughout Oregon and Washington.

Ritchie Doyle

Ritchie Doyle is a humanities scholar, writer, interpretive leader and actor who has portrayed William Clark since 1996. He has been a member of the Montana Committee for the Humanities Speakers bureau since 1993, and has presented William Clark nearly 200 times. Ritchie is president of the Camp Creek Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation and a Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation.

Deb Crank Lewis

Deb Crank Lewis is a long time professor at St. Charles Community College, teaching U.S. history, Western civilization, non-Western civilization, and Missouri history. She has been a part of our Road Scholar program since 1992, and was a guest lecturer at our gala 30th anniversary celebration. In 2004, she also spoke at the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Signature Event in the tent of many voices. In 2007, she was invited by the U. S. Army to attend the dedication of the Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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17 nights of accommodations
49 meals: 17 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 16 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
37 Field trips


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