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The true adventure of a young deep-sea diver who swam the 557-mile Lewis and Clark route down the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia rivers to the Pacific Ocean.
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I invite you to come along with me on my swim down 557 miles of the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia rivers. All my friends told me I was crazy to try it and I had serious doubts myself; but there was some driving force compelling me to pick up the gauntlet. Once I committed, there was no retreat.
Then came the challenges of the rivers with their physical tests and dangerous surprises. I couldn't have imagined the bizarre situations and circumstances I would encounter as I attempted to beat Lewis and Clark's time from their starting point at Canoe Campsite in Idaho, to the Pacific Ocean.
It was a life changing adventure and I'm pleased to share it with you. I hope you enjoy the journey.About the Author:
After his epic river swim, Spence moved his family from Idaho to Seattle, Washington, where he attended college and pursued studies in medicine and science. Notoriety from his private research earned him a position with Virginia Mason Research Center in Seattle where he became director of the Diving Physiology Research Laboratory. Working with Dr. Merril Spencer, director of the research center, his research work was instrumental in accomplishing a significant breakthrough in the field of submarine medicine. His 35-year diving career was full of exciting expeditions and adventures. In addition to his many exploits, he taught commercial and technical diving at three Seattle area colleges. Having retired from the diving field, he and his wife Marie now own and operate Aviation Training Center at Boeing Field in Seattle.
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