The two adventurer/naturalists will put in at historic Fort Benton, Montana just after Labor Day weekend on a 2,000+ mile journey down the Missouri river, which will bring them to St. Louis, Mo. and home. The journey should take 50-60 days and will duplicate the Lewis and Clark expedition's return trip.
These two men, Charles H Hankemeyer 62, and John David Hodges 47, are intent on completing this adventure with only the basic essentials necessary,(food, clothing & simple camping equipment). It will be about as primitive as can be as they will be camping nightly in the wilderness along the river.
Their 18' wooden vessel is a pirogue-style boat named The Gulleywhompper.
Hankemeyer is a direct descendant of John Colter, an extremely important hunter & scout for the Lewis & Clark expedition. Hodges, on the other hand, is related to the Clark's of Ohio.
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Charles H. Hankemeyer