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PostSubject: The mountain men who opened the west   March 16th 2019, 5:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The mountain men who opened the west   March 16th 2019, 6:40 pm

If you ever have the change to follow Lewis & Clark with the Corp of Discovery just on the Upper Missouri, do so.  The places and descriptions in their journals written over two hundred years ago are still visible today.

MONTANA
•Lewis and Clark Camp at Slaughter River, Missouri River
•Great Falls Portage, Great Falls
•Tower Rock, Cascade
•Three Forks of the Missouri, Three Forks
•Beaverhead Rock-Lewis and Clark Expedition, Dillon
•Lemhi Pass, (also in Idaho)
•Clark's Lookout, August 13, 1805, Dillon
•Traveler's Rest, Lolo
•Lolo Trail (also in Idaho), Lolo
•Nez Perce National Historical Park (also in Idaho), Wisdom
•Pompey's Pillar (return trip), Yellowstone River
•Camp Disappointment (return trip), Browning
•Two Medicine Fight Site (return trip), Cut Bank

IDAHO
•Lemhi Pass (also in Montana)
•Lolo Trail (also in Montana), Weippe Prairie
•Weippe Prairie, Spalding
•Nez Perce National Historical Park (also in Montana), Spalding
OREGON
•Rock Fort Campsite, The Dalles
•Fort Clatsop National Memorial (winter of 1806), Astoria
WASHINGTON
•Cape Disappointment Historic District, Ilwaco
•Chinook Point, Chinook
•Lewis & Clark Trail--Travois Road, Pataha Creek

Preparing for the Journey
•Monticello, Charlottesville, VA
•Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia, Virginia, Marlyand
•American Philosophical Society Hall, Philadelphia, PA
•Big Bone Lick State Park, Union, KY
•Old Clarksville Site, Clarksville, Indiana
•Fort Massac Site, Metropolis, Illinois
 
The Expedition
ILLINOIS
•Old Cahokia Courthouse, Cahokia
MISSOURI
•Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Historic Site, St. Louis
•St. Charles Historic District, St. Louis
•Tavern Cave, St. Albans
•Rocheport Historic District, Rocheport
•Arrow Rock, Saline County
•Fort Osage, Sibley
NEBRASKA
•Leary Site, Rulo
•Fort Atkinson, Fort Calhoun
IOWA
•Sergeant Floyd Monument, Sioux City
SOUTH DAKOTA
•Spirit Mound, Vermillion
NORTH DAKOTA
•Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Stanton
•Big Hidatsa Village Site, Stanton
•Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston

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PostSubject: Re: The mountain men who opened the west   March 16th 2019, 6:53 pm

To walk where these guys walked (in their footsteps) will make you dream for a month after doing so. 

We did a canoe trip following the L&C group for 28 days in correct period dress right down to what they ate. This was the most exciting time we have ever had and probably the hardiest to endure of any trek we have ever been on. A few got hurt, nothing as serious as a trip down the Missouri and then on the Mississippi when we got banged up and one died in flood waters. 

Canoes and flood waters don't mix as we soon found out (once in the middle of a large river like the Missouri or Mississippi all one can do is go as straight as possible and pray.  Probably what our forefathers did in such situations too.


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