A group of eleven members of the Explorer's Club traveled down the Missouri River through the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument for four days and three nights, followed by a three-day visit to the prairie. Alan Nichols, President of the Explorer's Club, was on the trip as was Robert Maroni, the club treasurer.
The trip was an official Flag Expedition, a great honor. Of the club's 202 flags, only 63 remain in existence circulating around the globe. Retired flags have traveled to the moon and with ocean explorer James Cameron into the Mariana Trench. A special committee approves requests for trips to be sanctioned as "Flag Expeditions" based on their scientific exploration merit. The focus of this trip was to catalog as many of the plants from the Lewis and Clark journals as possible.
Learn more about the Club and Flag Expeditions on their website.