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

Agency Creek

Looking West to the Salmon River Country

 
 
Agency Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Agency Creek Marker
Click on the image to enlarge the panorama.
Inscription.
First Taste of the Columbia

"we proceeded on to the top of the dividing ridge from which I discovered immence ranges of high mountains still to the West of us with their tops partially covered with snow. I now decended the mountain about 3/4 of a mile which I found much steeper than on the opposite side, to a handsome bold running Creek of cold Clear water. here I first stated the water of the great Columbia river.

First Camp on the Columbia

"after a short halt of a few minutes we continued our march along the Indian road which lead us over steep hills and deep hollows to a spring on the side of a mountain where we found a sufficient quantity of dry willow brush for fuel, here we encamped for the night having traveled about 20 Miles." - Meriwether Lewis, August 12, 1805.
 
Erected by Beaverhead-Deerlodge & Salmon-Chaillis National Forest.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 44° 58.739′ N, 113° 26.849′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Warm Springs Road (Forest Road 158) near Lewis and Clark Highway (Forest Road 013
Agency Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Agency Creek Marker
This marker is on the right.
), on the right when traveling south. 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 walking distance of this marker. Lemhi Pass (here, next to this marker); A Communication Across the Continent by Water (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Immence (sic) Ranges of High Mountains Still to the West of Us..." (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Route ... To Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crossing the Great Divide (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Most Distant Fountain" of the Mighty Missouri (approx. 0.6 miles away in Montana); The Beginning of the "Endless Missouri" (approx. 0.6 miles away in Montana); Sacajawea Memorial Area (approx. 0.6 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.
 
Categories. ExplorationNatural Features
 
Looking west from Lemhi Pass image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
3. Looking west from Lemhi Pass
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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