“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Glenwood in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)

Salmon Trout Camp

"... Several Salmon trout were Seem..."

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By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2019
1. Salmon Trout Camp Marker
Inscription.  On June 17, 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition left their camp in Hungery Creek to ascend into the mountains. The party encountered deep snow at the top of the ridge and was forced to turn back. Captain Lewis wrote, "...this is the first time since we have been on this long tour that we have ever been compelled to retreat or make a retrograde march." They left most of their belongings and food safely stored on scaffolds above the snow and well covered This site later became known as Cache Mountain.
On the morning of June 18, 1806, George Droulliard and Private Shannon were dispatched from Hungery Creek to the Camas Prairie to secure Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) guides. The remainder of the party traveled west, reaching this small meadow in the evening. The hunters searched for game, but were not able to obtain enough deer and bear to feed the men. They did manage to catch some "generally poor salmon trout" or steelhead trout in the creek.
The party remained here until the morning of June 21, 1806 when they made their way to the quamash flats camp near present-day Weippe.

Capt. William Clark, June 19, 1806
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2019
2. Salmon Trout Camp Marker
evening Several Salmon trout were Seen in the Creek, they hid themselves under the banks of the Creek which jutted over in Such a manner as to secure them from the Stroke of our giggs nets and spears which were made for the purpose of taking those Salmon trout....
...we concluded to delay at this place another day with a view to give time to the two young Chiefs to arrive in case they set out on the 19th inst. as they informed us they Should they will have Sufficient time to join us tomorrow or early the next day. Should we get a guide from this place it will Save us two days march through some of the worst road through those Mountains, crouded with fallin timber mud holes and steep hills &c. ..."
Erected by National Forest Service, Clearwater National Forest; Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 46° 17.847′ N, 115° 38.809′ W. Marker is near Glenwood, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on Forest Road 500 near unnamed road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kooskia ID 83539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Small Prairie Camp (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Land Lewis and Clark Walked (approx.
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2.7 miles away); Pheasant Camp (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gass Creek (approx. 10.6 miles away); Oro Fino City (approx. 14.4 miles away); Chinese Hanging (approx. 14 miles away); Gold Discovered (approx. 14 miles away); Pierce Gold Rush (approx. 14.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenwood.
More about this marker. This portion of Forest Service Road 500 is not named Lolo Motorway.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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