Catch, Drive, Release, Recover. October 1-8, 2016

October 1, 2016. Missouri River north of Rulo, Nebraska Wow! It is the first day of October. We are now in the last two months of this expedition. Its really intense to think about may 13th, when we started hiking up to Browers Spring. I just can’t believe it. Also that we camped in Missouri tonight. Read More


Howdy! I’m Alyce and this is my perspective on Expedition Mentality. Big Goals for the Source of Confidence Expedition: Canoe the 4th longest river system in the world Share the journey and experience with people along the route and via the internet Talk about the confidence building process in a vulnerable way Learn and grow through Read More

Source of Confidence

In April 2015, we decided to go on an expedition to explore the confidence-building process. On this source-to-sea expedition of the Missouri-Mississippi River system, we are on a real life mission to discover our own sources of confidence. As we make discoveries, we will share them with you to help you navigate your own path to confidence. What is Read More

You win, Lake Sakakawea. July 30th- August 4th, 2016

July 30, 2016 New Town Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota Not a bad day in paradise. A light breeze out of the east not causing much trouble. The Saturday motorboat crowd, here for the fishing tournament, was stirring the water today. They aren’t so bad either. At least something to watch. The landscape is shifting too, as we paddle east. The Read More

Women of Tobacco Gardens July 23rd-29th, 2016

July 23-29, 2016 Tobacco Gardens Resort and Marina Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota Natural rhythm A day can quickly turn into a week on the river. Time does not exist here as we have known it elsewhere. In the canoe, a watch is useful only to tell how much time has passed. There are other ways Read More

Half the distance with three times the effort. July 19th-22nd, 2016

July 19, 2016 Missouri River, Ft. Union Trading Post, North Dakota At 2am, strong winds woke me as the mesh of my tent walls was pressed against my face. Lightning in the distance drew me out of my tent to fasten my rain fly. No big deal, everything was in place, all I had to Read More


Hi! I’m Lisa. These are my goals and what I think about myself when I approach Expedition Mentality. Big Goals for the Source of Confidence Expedition: Support and respect the team through collaboration Gain confidence in my ability to set and hold personal boundaries Break overly-critical and negative thought patterns Gain confidence in sharing my ideas Read More

Cows Poop Where They Want. June 18th-24th, 2016

June 18th, 2016 Still feeling tired from the portage on the 16th, we granted our bodies and minds the luxury of sleeping in! This was facilitated by comfortable beds and walls to block out the sun at Bonnie and Lyle’s house near Ryan Dam. Climate control was a bonus. It’s hard to sleep in much Read More

Expedition Mentality

Expedition: A journey with a purpose Mentality: A way of thinking Expedition Mentality: A way of thinking that supports the journey and the purpose Our Expedition The Journey: Canoe from source-to-sea on the Jefferson, Missouri, and Mississippi Rivers On May 11, 2016, we set out to become the first all-female team to canoe the Jefferson, Missouri, Read More