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

Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go?

 
 
Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go? Marker
Inscription. Lewis and Clark fans love the sturdy the overland portion of the Trail in Montana and Idaho. There's little question about the route on the Missouri or Columbia rivers, but the mountains present challenges to explorers then and now.
The evidence in the journals and maps can be value or contradictory. Doing what you're doing - looking at the terrain - may either resolve questions or suggest new alternatives. The route across (or through?) the Pattee Creek canyon below you is still debated today. But that's part of the magic of the Expedition: it's interactive. Anyone can join the Corps of Re-Discovery.
"the road after leading us down a long descending valley for 2 Ms. Brought us to a large creek about ten yards wide: this we passed and on rising the hill beyond it had a view of a handsome little valley to our left of about a mile in width..." - Meriwether Lewis, August 13, 1805
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 45° 2.052′ N, 113° 33.738′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Warm Springs Road (Forest Road 185) near Forest Road 186, on the right when
Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Lewis and Clark: Which Way Did They Go? Marker
traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tendoy ID 83468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lewis and Clark: Unfurling the Flag (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rheumatism and Recreation (approx. 2.9 miles away); Meriwether Lewis Makes Contact (approx. 4 miles away); William Clark's Scouting Mission (approx. 4 miles away); Lewis Learns from the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 4 miles away); The Withington Caldera (approx. 4 miles away); Sacajawea Comes Home (approx. 4 miles away); The Red Rock Stage (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the Lewis and Clark National Back Country Byway and Adventure Road. The Byway is a 36 mile loop from Tendoy, Idaho to Lemhi Pass and back to Tendoy over gravel roads with a 4000 foot gain and loss in elevation. There are 10 designated stops with pullouts on the Byway and over two dozen information panels and markers on route. Estimated travel time is about 3 hours.
 
Also see . . .  Lemhi Pass - Lewis and Clark Expedition -- National Park Service. August 12, this small group came to Lemhi Pass, a two-mile span stretching
View to the Southwest from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
3. View to the Southwest from the Marker
across the present-day border between Montana and Idaho. Nestled among these mountains and bridging the gap between the ranges of the Rockies, Lemhi Pass maintains its unobtrusive, yet momentous, place in our nation's history. As they ventured westward, the party came across some of the most imposing landscapes that they had ever encountered--peaks upon jagged peaks as far as the eye could see. The crossing of this pass--the Continental Divide, a ridge extending North and South along the Rocky Mountains' Beaverhead Range--would prove one of the greatest achievements of Lewis and Clark's expedition to the West Coast.
(Submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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