Missoula, MT to Clarkston, WA ok
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.