Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
 
August 10 - 27, 2005

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here's the group at Howard Creek, an area where we walk a portion of the Lewis and Clark trail, which follows the ancient Nez Perce Trail.

Earlier we visited Traveler's Rest, the campsite of Sept. 9 & 10, 1805 and June 30-July 2, 1806. Travelers' Rest State Park marks the location of a centuries-old Native American campsite which Lewis and Clark's used in 1805 and 1806. They called the nearby creek "Travellers Rest." In Summer 2002, archeologists found evidence of the Corps of Discovery's latrine and central fire, positioning the Park as one of the the few sites in the nation with physical confirmation of the group's visit--a truly unique designation. ok

Our local guide, Gabrielle, left us at Lolo Pass, near Packer Meadows.

Then it was on to Devoto Grove, dedicated to Bernard DeVoto, a great historian who spent a lot of time here communing with nature and the Corps of Discovery, as he produced his masterful condensation of the journals.


 

Canoe Camp at Orofino, ID is where L&C made five canoes and began their first downstream travel toward the Pacific Ocean. Someone asked: "How many will the canoe hold?" I said: "Let's find out." 13. A new world record.

 

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