Lewis & Clark: Columbia & Snake Rivers by Expedition Ship

Embrace your pioneer spirit as you explore natural wonders and cultural landmarks, learning about America’s formative years and the historic adventures of Lewis and Clark.
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Program No. 20810RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Come aboard the Wilderness Discoverer, an expedition ship that will bring you up close to lands forged by volcanoes and washed by catastrophic floods — lands that Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on two hundred years ago. Sail nearly 1,000 miles amid breathtaking mountains and spectacular canyons, and go on land to learn about the adventures of Lewis and Clark from an expert as you explore these great outdoors.
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On Your Feet
Walking on paved paths and some uneven terrain up to 1.5 miles per day; getting on/off coach bus and jet boat.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Hells Canyon, one of the deepest gorges on earth, via a jet boat excursion along the Snake River.
  • Take in the natural beauty of the towering Multnomah Falls, and learn about and the geological history that carved this gorgeous region at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.
  • An expert on the Corps of Discovery offers an in-depth exploration of Lewis and Clark’s expedition while stopping at various sites where they made camp.

General Notes

Maximum of 72 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
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Don Popejoy
Don was born and raised in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Eastern Washington State University. His first career was with Edison Brothers, Inc. as a fashion designer for women's accessories in Spokane, Las Vegas, and New York City. In 2004, he began a teaching career at the Spokane Community College in the Act Two department, covering American and European history, music, Shakespeare, geology and climate change. Don is also an author of several history books. He has been teaching for Road Scholar programs since 1999.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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