Pacific Northwest into Hell’s Canyon

May 02, 2019 - National Geographic Quest

What an introduction to the interior northwest! With ship docked in Clarkston, we embarked on the first day of our expedition. Shortly after breakfast we boarded three jet boats to explore some 50 miles up Snake River, into Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. After a day of world-class whitewater, spectacular mountain vistas, abundant wildlife, and ancient petroglyphs, we returned to National Geographic Quest to enjoy discussions both entertaining and informative, led by Nez Perce storyteller JR Spencer.

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John Pachuta


John has been interested in travelling, what can be learned from it and sharing it with others, since his days as a youth growing up in rural Ohio. A graduate of Marietta College, his first SCUBA diving course in 1980 introduced him to the underwater world, and he’s been passionate about exploring it ever since. This yearning has taken him to spectacular dive sites the world over, with extensive underwater time logged in Hawaii, the Bahamas, Thailand, Greece and Mexico.

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