Contact at the Cabin presents,

    The 1st Official Contact at the Clark Fork with

    Randall Carlson

    and  Special Guest Brandon Powell, Instructor of the Wim Hof Method

    6 Days, 2 states, All inclusive

    (food, transport, lodging, tour fees, park entrance fees, included –  ALCOHOL NOT INCLUDED)


    June 13-19, 2022

    Email Darren@grimerica.ca for Questions

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For the past five  years, Grimerica has hosted what has come to be known as Contact at the Cabin, or CaC. It’s a meeting of guests/podcasters/fans mingling ideas and strategies about controversial topics and ancient fables over the course of a long weekend. The Brothers of The Serpent have since joined this tradition, and Ben from UnchartedX.   This year we descend into Idaho and western Montana for the second half of the tour of a lifetime. state for 6 nights and 6 days to explore the Northern Idaho mega flood evidence all the way through into Montana and surrounding areas with Randall Carlson and friends .  With only 25 spots available this trip is not to be missed.

Add to My Calendar 2022-06-06-16:00:00 2016-05-04 18:00:00 pacific Contact at The Clark June 2022 Exploring mega flood evidence in Idaho and Montana with with Randall Carlson and friends. Soap Lake Resort, Washington Grimerica darren@grimerica.com


Sandpoint, Idaho

Sandpoint’s motto is “What a beautiful pace” – and most visitors quickly learn that’s no typo.

Not that Sandpoint doesn’t enjoy a beautiful natural setting; in fact, it was named the “most beautiful town in America” by USA Today and Rand McNally. It is nestled between three mountain ranges, on the shores of magnificent Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho’s largest) and at the foot of Schweitzer Mountain ski and board resort (Idaho’s biggest by area, second only to Sun Valley in skier visits).

But despite all those superlatives, Sandpoint prides itself as much on “pace” as “place,” with a vibrant arts community, acclaimed culinary and dining scene, overflowing arts and entertainment calendars and an authentic-small-town, not-a-resort vibe. Combined with the wealth of outdoor activities that its lake and mountains provide, visitors can discover just about any pace they might like, in this mighty beautiful place.

Paradise, Montana

Paradise is located along the Clark Fork River. The river provides excellent fishing. The surrounding area offers boating at Flathead Lake State Park and camping in Thompson Falls State Park, or wildlife viewing at the National Bison Range. Take a dip in one of the hot springs located near Paradise or enjoy golfing or museums in the Flathead Lake area.

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort: A Brief History

The resort is named after Martin Quinn, an Irish immigrant and miner. During mining transports along the river in the early 1880’s, he noticed bands of Native Americans gathering near a steamy mountainside outcrop.  Upon further exploration, he staked his claim and built the residence, bathhouses and sleeping accommodations that laid foundation for the resort we enjoy today. https://www.quinnshotsprings.com


Whats Included?

This year at our Contact at The Clark –  2022 event we will be offering all meals through Quinn’s resort in Montana, and through the resort in Sandpoint.  Lunches will be provided in the field by us.  Transportation for all tours is provided as well as to and from the Spokane airport.  All park entrance fees included (if required). Each attendee will be sent home with a small gift package to commemorate the event as a token of our appreciation.


All pricing is the same at $2850 plus 3rd party fees(5%) Choose a payment plan below.  All tickets must be paid in full by May 1st 2022 or deposit will be forfeited and ticket resold.

2 guests per room/cabin (2 queen beds)

Single Occupancy (private room)  available at additional cost (+750USD)

Deposit $750
(Make remainder arrangements with Darren)

Pay In Full Today  – $2850 standard – $3600 Private


(Sandpoint, Idaho, then Quinn’s Hot Springs, Montana, bases)

Day 1 (Mon) 

arrivals into Spokane night before or morning of

 Depart Spokane Airport as a group after lunch

              Spokane Valley / Rathdrum Prairie / Purcell Trench

              Spirit Lake / Athol macro-bedforms

              Priest River at Pend Oreille River

              Sandpoint base along Lake Pend Oreille

              Opening overview presentation by RC, welcome party!

Day 2: (Tue) 

McArthur Lake

 Bonner’s Ferry / Moyie River

              Kootenai River Falls

              Libby terraces

              Bull River

              Cabinet Gorge Dam

              Back to Sandpoint

Day 3: (Wed)

Around northern Lake Pend Oreille

  Clark Fork / Lightning Creek

              White Pine Gravel Pit (or Dry Creek gravel pit)

              Noxon Reservoir / Clark Fork River fun

              Thompson Falls

              Eddy Narrows

              Paradise Valley (Plains)

              Quinn’s Hot Springs

Day 4 (Thu)

Flathead River / Camas Creek

  Jocko River Valley

              Missoula Basin / Clark Fork River

              Mounts Sentinel and Jumbo

              Bitterroot Basin / Bitteroot River Valley

              Gravel deposits / Strandlines / Glacial valleys

              Return to Quinn’s

Day 5 (Fri)

National Bison Range / Ravali

    Mission Valley and Mountains

              Polson Moraine

              Flathead River / Kerr Dam

              Buffalo Basin

              Flathead Lake

              Big Fork dinner

              Return to Quinn’s

  Day 6: (Sat)

Rainbow Lake

    Garcon Gulch

              Big Arm of Flathead Lake

              Dayton Valley

              Chief Cliff

              Elmo Moraine / Big Draw

              Little Bitterroot Valley

              Camas Prairie mega ripples

              Return to Quinn’s

Day 7:(Sun)

Clark Fork River to St. Regis

   I-90 along St Regis River back to Spokane

              Other stops if time allows: Wallace / Couer d’Alene / Bowl ‘n Pitcher (Spokane River)

              Departures after return to Spokane Airport

The Venue

We have five 100% natural flow through hot springs pools offering a variety of inviting temperatures that range from 100 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit, including a cold plunge at 55 degrees. We now have two additional pools that are salt treated and maintained in the upper 90’s to 100 degrees to allow swimmers of all ages. Natural springs like these offer a range of health and heart benefits.

Lodging Guests

Lodging guests enjoy the pools from 7am-11pm and may enjoy the pools as early as 2pm the day of check-in and as late as 1pm the day of check-out. Lodging guests under 18 may soak from 8am-10pm. Adults only hours are from 7am-8am and 10pm-11pm.

Day use Swimming

Two swim session are offered daily: 9am-2pm and 1pm-6pm. Reservations are required and must be made online for all day use swimming. Use the link below to learn more and reserve space.

We’re proud to continue the culinary traditions of the west while also pursuing the frontiers of modern flavor. Our locally sourced steaks, fresh seasonal seafood and organic produce pair perfectly with our hand-picked wine list that’s been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine.

A casual dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Quinn’s Tavern features guest favorites such as the Buffalo Burger, Fish & Chips, Ribeye and Prime Rib. Beverages include 12 beers on tap, over 30 bottled beers, specialty cocktails and wine.  Play pool, try your luck at one of our gaming machines or sit back and watch the latest sporting event.


The tavern is open to all guests, whether you’re lodging or just stopping in for the day! All entertainment, including live bands and karaoke, has been suspended until further notice.


Last Years Contact at the Cataract with Randall Carlson and David Mathisen in the Washington Scablands!

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?

We will either pick you up at the Spokane airport, or give you the address of the Sandpoint venue prior too.

What about accommodation?

Accommodations are included – 2 guests per room/cabin (2 queen beds) price is per person

Single Occupancy available at additional cost 750 USD

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via PayPal, Stripe, or Check.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All tickets are technically non-refundable unless the event is canceled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.  Should you decide you can’t make it we will assist you in reselling your ticket.  We have never not got someone their money back (less fees)


If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.

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