Near Wolf Creek in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Return to the United States
The Corps of Discovery split at "Travelers Rest" near Missoula. Capt. Clark's group traveled a southern route to the Jefferson River and the Three Forks where they split again - the larger group retrieved the canoes and descended the Jefferson and Missouri rivers (later to meet up with Lewis and his group) and a small group, with Clark, explored the Yellowstone River area. The entire expedition regrouped near the mouth of the Yellowstone.
Capt. Lewis and his group proceeded north to the great falls following the Nez Perce route. At the Missouri, this group also split again - the larger was left to portage boats, papers and maps around the falls. The smaller group with
"the road which they (the Nez Perce) shewed me ... would lead up the East branch of Clark's river and a river called Cokahlarishkit or the river of the road to buffaloe and thence to ... the falls of the Missouri where we wished to go. They alleged that as the road was a well beaten track we could not now miss our way. -- Meriwether Lewis, July 3, 1806
Erected by Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission of Lewis & Clark County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 47° 10.809′ N, 112° 17.882′ W. Marker is near Wolf Creek, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker is on State Highway 200 at milepost 99 near State Road 434, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wolf Creek MT 59648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle Watch (here, next to this marker); Record Cold Spot (approx. 8.4 miles away).
More about this marker. This maker is located at chain installation pullout.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.