Near Glenwood in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Small Prairie Camp
"...we found two deer..."
The party passed Collins Creek, which today is called Lolo Creek, and then moved through heavily forested land to this area. Captain Lewis noted several species of pine here and commented that the soil was rich and has a red cast like lands he knew from Virginia.
Capt. Meriwether Lewis, June 15, 1806
"...it rained very hard in the morning and after collecting our horses we waited (an hour) for it to abait, but as it had every appearance of a settled rain we set out at 10 A.M. we passed a little prarie (sic) at the distance of 8 1/2 me.....
...we found two deer which they had killed and hung up. at the distance of 2 1/2 miles further we arrived at Collins' Creek
...the rains have rendered the road very slippery insomuch that it is with much difficulty our horses can get on several of them fell but sustained no injury. after dinner we proceeded up the creek about 1/2 a mile, passing it three times, thence through a high broken country to the Easterly fork of the same creek about 10 1/2 miles and incamped (sic) near a small prarie in the bottom land. the fallen timber in addition to the slippery roads made our march slow and extreemly laborious on our horses."
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° 17.077′ N, 115° 39.769′ W. Marker is near Glenwood, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on Forest Road 500 near Forest Road 514, 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. Salmon Trout Camp (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Land Lewis and Clark Walked (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pheasant Camp (approx. 4.6 miles away); Gass Creek (approx. 11.8 miles away); Oro Fino City (approx. 14.9 miles away); Chinese Hanging (approx. 14.9 miles away); Gold Discovered (approx. 14.9 miles away); Pierce Gold Rush (approx. 14.9 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 called the 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 38 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.