In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
From Illinois to the Pacific
July 27 - Aug. 13, 201
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1590...Day 9, August 4 - Medora, ND to Billings, MT  302 = 1892


Lunch above the Yellowstone River


DQ Dilly Bars for dessert.

Only one interpretive stop today, Pompey's Pillar. On his return journey down the Yellowstone River Clark carved his name on this distinctive rock. He named the rock Pompey's Tower for Sacajawea's infant son. Nicholas Biddle, who edited the first journals changed it to Pompey's Pillar. I think he was alitterbug.


It is quite a climb, but worth it to stand on top of the rock, as Clark did on July 25, 1806. We are definitely in their footsteps/


The signature is about halfway to the top.

The signature is protected by this frame, with crossing security beams to catch anyone who tries to get at it.


At the Top


replicas of the canoe catamaran built by Clark's party along the Yellowstone River.

 

1590...Day 9, August 4 - Medora, ND to Billings, MT  302 = 1892
Link to Google Route Map

static maps from Delorme's Topo North America