Years ago, again while Chuck was fishing, I started following the Lewis and Clark Trail by car. I visited many of their campsites and spent silent moments in several interpretive museums along the way.
It was an amazing trip, which began in St. Louis, Missouri and ended in Great Falls, Montana. I traveled as far as the fall line where they had to portage for several days before moving on to find the source of the great Missouri.
The Lewis and Clark Trail is a water trail, and today with so many dams it is impossible to do it the way they did it. The Missouri was their highway to the west, and they were looking for a river or connecting rivers that would take them all the way to the Pacific. Their expedition was commanded by the third president himself Thomas Jefferson. They explored this newly bought territory and brought back detailed journals and specimens of new plants and animals collected.
I am on my way to Great Falls to travel another section of this trail. I’ll try to blog daily about what I find, but please don’t hold me to it. I’ll do the best I can.
On my first trip, I found that my best information for following the trail was online through the National Park Service. You can find it here.
And the Interpretive Centers were very well done.
I look forward to this second section of the Lewis and Clark Trail. If you want to join me daily on the trail, sign up for email updates. You can find it on my blog in the upper right hand corner of my blog page. Every time I post, you will get an email dorecting you to my blog.