TRAVEL: GO WEST, TOURISTS

Did you ever wonder how Lewis and Clark survived their famished trek through the Rocky Mountains? Or what encounters they had with Native Americans? This summer is a good time to find out. Now at its midpoint, the 200th anniversary of the 1803-1806 expedition just launched its current season of events. A band of re-enactors (led by Clark's great-great-great-grandson) is retracing the explorers' 1805 path from North Dakota to Oregon. There will be hundreds of events along the way (lewisandclark200.org). But the highlights will be Montana's festivities in June--with hiking and canoe trips, concerts, lectures and a powwow with nine tribes (explorethebigsky.com)--and the party's arrival at the West Coast in November (destinationthepacific.com). Or strike out on your own with Julie Fanselow's "Traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail." It's the next best thing to take along, after Sacagawea.

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