“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lolo in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)

Lolo Trail Crossing

When Lewis and Clark came up this ridge June 29, 1806

— they ran into "a shower of rain, with hail, thunder and lightning, that lasted about an hour" —

Lolo Trail Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Lolo Trail Crossing Marker
Inscription.  But they got out of deep Lolo Trail snow after they reached Rocky Point (directly across from here) and descended to Crooked Fork, below this turnout. They reported that then they “ascended a very steep acclivity of a mountain about 2 Miles” crossing this highway here to reach their old trail to Lolo Pass.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 334.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1806.
Location. 46° 35.778′ N, 114° 36.011′ W. Marker is near Lolo, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on Highway 12, 3 miles west of Elk Meadows Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in a pull-out on the west side of US Highway 12, about 3 miles west of Lolo Pass Summit and the Montana state line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lolo MT 59847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Checkerboard Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Nez Perce Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lolo Summit (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark Route (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lewis and Clark Route (approx. 8.2 miles away); Whitehouse Pond (approx. 10.4 miles away); "...Across the Endless Sea of Mountains..." (approx. 10.6 miles away).
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
Lolo Trail Crossing Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Lolo Trail Crossing Marker (wide view)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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