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John, you write like a river, but not the fast and furious one you just described. Rather a clear, full-throated flow that eddies in unlikely places so we can enjoy the unexpected. Thank you!

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Thanks for the kind words, Betsy!

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John, I "save" your Next Chapter Notes to read when I can quietly sit and absorb and appreciate. Oh my - I learn so much history while enjoying your adventures at the same time - wet, cold, wild - then followed by times a bit more warm, comfy and luxurious. And finally wrapped up in lovely historical context. Betsy described your writing perfectly. We are huge Heather Cox Richardson fans - you are the "HCR" of exploring the Western U.S.

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Thanks, Patty. I'm a big HCR fan. so that comparison means a lot to me.

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Hi John, That was very interesting to say the least about Jean Baptist. We just got back from river rafting the Main Salmon River. We were much warmer than you and Leslie. Enjoyed your Next Chapter account!

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Thanks, Jill. Yes, the Main Salmon in summer is a very different trip. Great river!

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The Journey of Lewis and Clark has tentacles that never seem to end. Thanks, John.

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That is certainly the truth, Tim.

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