In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
From Illinois to the Pacific
July 27 - Aug. 13, 201
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Daily Reports
To emulate Lewis and Clark and also provide a daily routine for the trip, volunteers take on certain reporting tasks, chiefly Mileage, River Crossings, and Egress/Ingress of the bus.  The reporters often get quite creative, such as translating miles into various other units. Some groups find other things to report on, such as bird sightings or other notable sightings. It provides a bit of fun and interest each day.

Major River Crossings (approx.)
Mississippi…………2
Missouri…………..30
Kansas (Kaw)……..2
Bad River……..…...1
Little Missouri……...4
Yellowstone………..5
Clearwater………....5
Blackfoot……….….4
Clark Fork…………3
Bitterroot…………..1
Snake……………...3
Sandy……………...1
Lewis………………4
Cowlitz…………….2
Columbia…………..4

Confluences
Mississippi / Missouri
Missouri / Kansas (Kaw), Kaw Point
Floyd’s River/Missouri
Missouri / Bad River
Three Forks (Madison, Jefferson, Gallatin)
Clearwater / North Fork Clearwater
Clearwater / Snake
Snake / Columbia
John Day / Columbia
Deschutes / Columbia
Columbia  / Umatilla
Columbia / Sandy
Columbia River / Pacific Ocean
Other rivers
Lamine
Yellowstone
Big Horn River
Lolo Creek
Glade Creek
Crooked Fork
Lochsa River
Clearwater
Lewis River
Cowlitz River

In their Footsteps
Within a reasonable tolerance I believe we were close enough
 to say we were in their footsteps in the following places.

Mississippi River below the arch
St. Charles
Kaw Point
Fort Osage (Clark built it)
Fort Atkinson (original Council Bluff)
Sgt. Floyd Monument
Spirit Mound
Bad River Confluence
Knife River Indian Villages
Pompey’s Pillar
Three Forks
Giant Springs
Great Falls
Portage Route
Traveler’s Rest
Lolo Trail at Howard Creek
Packer Meadows
Lochsa Lodge
Canoe Camp
Sacajawea State Park
Rock Fort
Road from Dismal Nitch to Long Beach
Dismal Nitch
Station Camp
Yellow Bluff
Cape Disappopintment
Fort Clatsop

Mileage
River Song
Egress/Ingress


static maps from Delorme's Topo North America