Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go?
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 02.049 W 113° 33.737
12T E 298172 N 4989938
Quick Description: History sign along NF-185 or Warm Springs Road.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2012 10:45:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMF41H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
This sign is located along Warm Springs Road west of Lemhi Pass.
Marker Name: Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go?

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“the road after leading us down a long descending valley for 2 Ms. Brought us to a large creek about ten yards wide; this we passed and on rising the hill beyond it had a view of a hansome little valley to our left of about a mile in width. . .” - Meriwether Lewis August 13, 1805 Lewis and Clark fans love to study the overland portion of the Trail in Montana and Idaho. There’s little question about the route on the Missouri and Columbia rivers, but the mountains present challenges to explorers then and now. The evidence in the journals and maps can be vague or contradictory. Doing what you’re doing - looking at the terrain - may either resolve questions or suggest new alternatives. The route across (or through?) the Pattee Creek canyon below you is still debated today. But that’s part of the magic of the Expedition: it’s interactive. Anyone can join the Corps of Re-Discovery.

County: Lemhi

Group Responsible for Placement: U.S. Forest Service

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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