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Harvests, History & Landscapes!
October 2-8, 2017 - SOLD OUT

Join Dr. Patrick Muffler, geologist emeritus, on an autumn voyage along the Columbia and Snake Rivers, Our voyage is carefully crafted to follow in the wake of Lewis and Clark and their expedition that rewrote the map of the American West. We sail further into history, too—transiting the Columbia River Gorge by ship allows us to see time layered in the riverbanks, where the Missoula Floods of 15,000 years ago carved much of the route we transit, and the landslides of 500 years ago altered the river’s course by a full mile—something the onboard geologists will cover.

In fact, you’ll find the full expedition team, with their informative talks and engaging companionship, will put everything in context and weave an ongoing narrative from each day’s events. And the ship’s hotel staff take advantage of
Oregon and Washington’s burgeoning food and wine scene, as well. We’ve partnered with local vintners and brewers to find some of the region’s finest wine and beer—tastings are offered aboard, with our compliments.

The great natural beauty of the Gorge is, of course, a draw, as are the modern marvels of human engineering—the imposing systems of locks and large-span bridges. Our expedition team makes every effort to offer a lock transit aboard a small expedition landing craft, an uncommon and thrilling experience. Our departure takes full advantage of the fall foliage—a highlight for photographers. And you’ll find that traveling with a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor amplifies the quality of the images you will take home.

I hope you’ll join us, October 2-8, 2017, on an expedition featuring the absolute best of the region. To make your reservation, please return the enclosed reservation form or call 800-252-4910.


Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions, Inc.,
For AAAS Travels, ACS and Sigma Xi Expeditions

Starting at $4,890 plus air

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