Lewis & Clark Summer 2017 Cultural Tour
Jul
18
Jul 27

Lewis & Clark Summer 2017 Cultural Tour

July 18-27 • Great Falls & Missoula, MT

This is the trip that never gets old. It will be Clay's 12th time up the Wendover Death March (which proves that anyone can do it). We'll spend three days on the White Cliffs section of the Missouri River, then a night in a wonderful historic hotel in Fort Benton, then four days on the Lolo Trail in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark on the most pristine portion of the entire national Lewis & Clark Trail. The “camping” is courtesy of our excellent outfitter (they set up your tent, feed you at tables with cloths and napkins, strike the camp, and provide excellent wine and unlimited quantities of beer). We hike, canoe, stroll, sing, tell stories, gaze at historic sites, sit around bonfires, and learn just the right amount about the most important exploration in American history.

Learn more and view the full itinerary.

This retreat is hosted by Odyssey Tours with Clay Jenkinson.

Becky Cawley • telephone: (208) 791-8721 • bek@odytours.net


Steinbeck’s California: Spring 2017 Book Retreat & Tour
Mar
4
Mar 10

Steinbeck’s California: Spring 2017 Book Retreat & Tour

March 4-10 • Pacific Grove, CA

This week-long journey is a lovely mix of talk about Steinbeck’s books and exploration of the California that inspired some of his best work. Spirit of place mattered to Steinbeck. The Gabilan and St. Lucia Mountains, the Salinas River Valley, Salinas itself, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Monterey are as important as the characters in his fiction. He often pauses to describe the landscape of his youth. And he had a love affair with the great row of canneries in Monterey that gave him his closest friendship in life—with Ed Ricketts—and the setting for some of his most enchanting fiction.

Learn more and view the full itinerary.

This retreat is hosted by Odyssey Tours with Clay Jenkinson.

Becky Cawley • telephone: (208) 791-8721 • bek@odytours.net

”The American West; A New Lens: Exploring Native American Culture” Lochsa Lodge Winter Retreat with Clay Jenkinson
Jan
14
Jan 20

”The American West; A New Lens: Exploring Native American Culture” Lochsa Lodge Winter Retreat with Clay Jenkinson

Some of the best writing of our time is about American Indian history and culture. This retreat will give you a chance to read really remarkable books by and about American Indian history, spirituality, sovereignty, and a view of life distinct from the mainstream of American civilization. In view of the renewal of the “Indian Wars” in the American West, most recently on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, conversations will be rich, nuanced, rigorous, civil, potentially life-changing, and at times troubling. Clay will help you explore how your understanding of the American West was shaped by such mythologizers as Theodore Roosevelt, Frederic Remington, Owen Wister, and of course Buffalo Bill Cody. Warm up by reading Wooden Leg’s outstanding autobiography.

For more information, visit Odyssey Tours online or contact Becky Cawley: (208) 791-8721 or bek@odytours.net

Seattle Public Library Town Hall
Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

Seattle Public Library Town Hall

Clay performs as Theodore Roosevelt in his annual public performance at Town Hall 1119 8th Ave at Seneca in Seattle, sponsored by the Seattle Library Foundation. The performance is free to the public. Doors open at 1:30. Book signing to follow.

Please note new time: Doors at 1:30 p.m., performance at 2 p.m.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Nov
16
6:30 pm18:30

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Clay S. Jenkinson, as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Historical Society.

6:30 Appetizers and Beverages
7:30 Program

Ticket info at bainbridgehistory.org or call (206) 842-2773.

Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian Summer Tour: July 17 to 26, 2016
Jul
17
Jul 26

Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian Summer Tour: July 17 to 26, 2016

If you only venture onto the Lewis & Clark Trail once, this “Classic Tour” is the one you don’t want to miss! Enjoy the comforts of the twenty-first century, as you float, hike and ride deep into remote, beautiful, American landscapes. Sit back and relax as scholar Clay Jenkinson illuminates the past to the present, matching humanities to the landscape, while you peer over the next ridge beyond. You will visit several key places specific to the journals of Lewis and Clark, and Prince Maximilian—two great American epic adventures! For more information contact us at our website or call Becky Cawley at 208-791-8721.