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

Deep Creek

 
 
Deep Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
1. Deep Creek Marker
Inscription.  Sept. 2, 1805 Lewis and Clark proceeded with much difficulty up the North Fork, they camped on the west side of the river in this vicinity.

Clark wrote "...we were obliged to cut a road, over rocky hill Slides where our horses were in peteal danger of Slipping down to their certain distruction & up & Down Steep hills, where Several horses fell, Some turned over, and other Sliped down Steep hill Sides, one horse Crippled & 2 gave out."
 
Erected by Salmon National Forest.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 45° 35.565′ N, 113° 57.833′ W. Marker is near Gibbonsville, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Lewis and Clark Highway, Scenic (U.S. 93 at milepost 332), on the left when traveling north. Located in pull-out. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gibbonsville ID 83463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gibbonsville (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx.

View East from the Deep Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
2. View East from the Deep Creek Marker
4.7 miles away); Lost Trail Pass (approx. 6.3 miles away); Jerry Fahey’s Cutoff (approx. 6.3 miles away); Which Way Did Lewis & Clark Go? (approx. 7 miles away in Montana); Salmon River Scenic Byway (approx. 7 miles away in Montana); Nez Perce Trail (approx. 7.6 miles away); Natural Travel Corridor (approx. 8.7 miles away in Montana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gibbonsville.
 
Additional keywords. Lewis, Clark, Deep Creek, Salmon-Challis National Forest,Gibbonsville,
 
View S from the Deep Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
3. View S from the Deep Creek Marker
View W, Deep Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
4. View W, Deep Creek Marker
View N from the Deep Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, September 25, 2012
5. View N from the Deep Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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