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Curious tourists approach a male elk in Yellowstone, in spite of wildlife rangers' advice.
Didrik Johnck
DISPATCHES FROM THE MISSOURI
DAY 2: Seeking the Ultimate Source
Braving the furies at the headwaters of Hell Roaring Creek
DAY 3: Searching for Sacagawea
Imagining the spirit of a spectral Shoshone girl at Three Forks, Montana
DAY 4: Canoeing the Upper Missouri
Paddling on the Wild and Scenic currents of the Upper Missouri River
DAY 5: CSI Jurassic Park
Digging for dinosaurs on the banks of the Missouri's tributary, the Judith River
DAY 6: Mountain Biking the Badlands
Rough riding, biking and driving in Teddy Roosevelt's Dakotas
DAY 7: Fort Mandan Reconstruction
Sacagawea, Pomp and circumstances at Lewis and Clarks' winter fort
DAY 8: Lewis and Clark Re-incarnated
The Discovery Expedition is re-creating the travels of their ancestors, 200 years later
DAY 9: Into the Heart of the Midwest
Shakes, steaks, and steamships on the road down the Missouri to Independence
DAY 10: End of the River Road
The Great Escapes team jazzes up their last day on the road before reaching St. Louis
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Overview: From Montana to the Mississippi
Following the historic course of the Missouri River
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The Original Missouri River Explorers

Great Escapes follows in the pathway blazed by the Corps of Discovery, under the command of Meriwether Lewis and his lieutenant William Lewis. In May 2004, a re-enactment of their journey got underway in St. Louis.
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