About this book:
Photographer/pilot Ron Lowery and writer/pilot Mary Walker share their fascinating story retracing the Corps of Discovery’s route from a flying green “canoe in the sky.”
Traveling low and slow, Ron and Mary flew above the same great rivers that Lewis and Clark explored to capture incredible vistas from the air and celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Corps of Discovery’s odyssey across the continent. The result is a top-quality photography and adventure book, Chasing Lewis and Clark Across America: A 21st Century Aviation Adventure.
Using the rivers to guide them, the modern day adventurers crossed the magnificent prairies and western mountains of America along a historic route that is still endlessly fascinating.
The book contains more than 180 dramatic photographs of landscapes eroded into living sculptures, magnificent bighorn sheep on steep canyon walls, herds of buffalo grazing across golden plains, restored forts, and lush green fields and magnificent rivers along Lewis and Clark’s cross-country route.
When you climb into the cockpit with the authors of Chasing Lewis and Clark Across America:
- You’ll be airborne before dawn and witness spectacular sunrises over the muddy Missouri River, the tumultuous Columbia River—all the way to the majestic Pacific Ocean.
- You’ll call on every ounce of your flying skills to navigate over the rugged Rocky Mountains, the desolate Missouri Breaks and the windy Columbia Gorge.
The Green Plane:
Traveling low and slow in Cloud Chaser, an experimental aircraft built by Lowery and his son, the adventurers cross the prairies, rivers and western mountains of America along a historic route that endlessly fascinates—a trip into the “Great Unknown” as noted on Thomas Jefferson’s map.
The Stunning Photographs:
The book contains more than 180 dramatic photographs of landscapes eroded into living sculptures. From the muddy Missouri River to the tumultuous Columbia River, Chasing Lewis and Clark depicts breathtaking scenes of ten rivers and their valleys, of high plains decorated with bright yellow canola, of treacherous Rocky Mountains and glacier-topped Cascades.
Personalized notes from the pilot/photographer’s journals provide glimpses into the challenging photo techniques as he perfects the lighting and angles. Listen as a writer interacts with Native Americans, ranchers, farmers, aviators, park rangers and historians reenacting events from yesteryear to recount an engaging story and preserve a new segment of American history.
The Inspiring Story—A lasting gift of history, adventure, inspiration:
What’s the ideal way to inspire the most curious, adventurous, dynamic people on your gift list? Chasing Lewis and Clark Across America makes an excellent gift of inspiring art and storytelling. It pairs landscape aerial photography with a saga of modern-day exploration that brings history to life.
- Over 180 photographs in full color
- 168 pages in a handsome, gift-quality hardbound edition
- A lasting and thoughtful gift or addition to your own library
- A coffee-table book of artistry you’ll be proud to show off