Near Glenwood in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
"Here we killed...three pheasants"
After camping at this meadow, now called Pheasant Camp, Captain Lewis would lead his party on through more gentle meadows and rolling hills. They reached the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) camp near present-day Weippe on September 22, 1805.
The three pheasants which Sgt. Gass referred to where actually ruffed grouse. Today, these birds are often spotted in deciduous and mixed woodlands.
Sgt. Patrick Gass, September 21, 1805
"... passed along the ridge with a great deal of difficulty and fatigue, our march being much impeded by the fallen timber. A great portion of the timber through which we passed along this ridge is dead, and a considerable part fallen and our horses are weak and much jaded.
...We went down this creek about a mile, and encamped on it for the night in a small rich bottom.
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° 17.325′ N, 115° 45.534′ W. Marker is near Glenwood, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on Lolo Creek Road near Buckner Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Small Prairie Camp (approx. 4.6 miles away); Salmon Trout Camp (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Land Lewis and Clark Walked (approx. 7.8 miles away); Weippe Prairie (approx. 9 miles away); First Contact Between Two Cultures (approx. 9 miles away); Corps of Discovery (approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named First Contact Between Two Cultures (approx. 10.6 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenwood.
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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 36 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.