Monday, June 25, 2007

The great outdoors

{Photos by rocketlass}

From The Journals of Lewis and Clark, entry by William Clark for Friday, August 23, 1805
proceed on with great dificuelty as the rocks were So sharp large and unsettled and the hill sides Steep that the horses could with the greatest risque and dificulty get on, no provisions as the 5 sammon given us yesterday by the Indians were eaten last night, one goose killed this morning; at 4 miles we came to a place the horses Could not pass without going into the river, we passed one mile to a verry bad riffle the water confined in a narrow Channel & beeting against the left Shore, as we have no parth further and the Mounts. jut So close as to prevent the possibility of horses proceeding down, I Deturmined to delay the party here and with my guide and three men proceed on down to examine if the river continued bad or was practicable.

From The Journals of Lewis and Clark, entry by Meriwether Lewis for Wednesday, August 14, 1805
In order to give Capt. Clark time to reach the forks of Jefferson's river I concluded to spend this day at the Shoshone Camp and obtain what information I could with rispect to the country.

Back from camping, all in one piece.

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