Why I like to write about Lewis and Clark

When I was 23, way back when, in 1973, four hardy friends and I spent six months retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail by backpack, canoe, foot, sweat, joy, and amazement.

I’ve given many lectures and slideshow presentations about our journey and Lewis and Clark’s expedition since 1973. I usually read or write something about Lewis and Clark every day. Those two guys seem to be always nudging their way into my thoughts.

Lewis and Clark’s journey from 1803 to 1806 was a great adventure, exciting and dangerous, and pure discovery. It was the beginning of the story of the American West and, in many ways, our nation’s greatness.