The Lewis and Clark Days Missouri River Kayak Trip was
a tremendous success! About 35 people took part in the three-day Lewis
and Clark Commemorative Float Trip on the Recreational and Scenic
Missouri River in South Dakota and Nebraska. We camped four nights
and kayaked nearly 35 miles.
The weather was windy and hot, but there
were plenty of opportunities to take a dip in the cool Missouri. Among
those participating in the trip were: Pete Carrels from American Rivers,
Philip Campbell from the National Park Service and Darrel Draper,
a historic reenactor who portrayed guide George Drouillard.
Music was provided by folk musicians Michael Murphey and Mark Winegar.
Wayne Evans, who teaches Native American studies at the University
of South Dakota, provided a Native cleansing ceremony and prayer
before we ascended Spirit Mound -- an area mentioned in the Journals
of Lewis and Clark.
Tracie Weber, Conservation Organizer
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