Montana’s Upper Missouri River, Canoe Expedition
The Missouri river is the longest river in the United States. We will explore 47 miles of this majestic waterway following in the footsteps of the 1805 expedition of Lewis and Clark. The Upper Missouri has a rich and interesting history, including Lewis and Clark campsites, century-old pioneer homesteads, Native American rock art and tipi (or teepee) rings, fur trading sites, and steamboat landings. This flat-water float features cottonwood trees, sandstone cliffs rising vertically from the water, and natural rock sculptures before entering the Montana “badlands,” where erosion has carved a three-dimensional tapestry. Wildlife abounds throughout the area where elk, mule and white-tailed deer, big horn sheep, coyotes, and pronghorn antelopes can be seen. In this journey we will experience, in an intimate way, the vast and historic Western Plains.