Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
Portage to the Pacific
 
Sept. 20 - 30, 2006

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Sept. 25, 2006
 Missoula, MT to Clarkston, WA
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The day started at Traveler's Rest State Park, now the only authenticated campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. the story of its modern discovery and preservation is as exciting as the story it memorializes. the process was explained to us by a great docent, Darby. Our local instructor Kent Watson led us around the site.

One of our group, Dick Milligan is a cartoonist, and has drawn some great sketches of the trip. They will appear frequently on the main pages, and also in a separate section called Sketchbook.

At Devoto Grove, devoted to the memory of Bernard DeVoto, who spent a lot of time here while writing his condensation of the Lewis and Clark Journals in the 1950's.

From Barbara Braendle:
Study Leader Tom Laidlaw is a very knowledgeable source for information on the Lewis and Clark Trail. At each historical stop he displays the 1805 flag of 15 stars and 15 stripes, and keeps a daily photo record which he will have available on a CD after our journey.

 


Above is "The Heart of the Monster", near Kamiah, ID.

 At left we are walking up to the real Lolo trail to stand in the footprints of Lewis and Clark.

Orofino, ID

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