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

First Idaho Campsite

Lewis & Clark Trail

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. First Idaho Campsite Marker
Inscription. On Monday August 12, 1805, Lewis,with three men as an advance party, crossed the Lemhi Pass and spent their first night in Idaho near this spot. Lewis wrote, "...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 the mountain here we encamped for the night having traveled about 20 miles."
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 44° 58.754′ N, 113° 28.324′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Lewis and Clark Highway (Forest Road 013) near Forest Road 068, on the right when traveling west. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Agency Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lemhi Pass (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Immence (sic) Ranges of High Mountains Still to the West of Us..." (approx. 1.3 miles away); A Communication Across the Continent by Water (approx. 1.3 miles
First Idaho Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. First Idaho Campsite Marker
away); Crossing the Great Divide (approx. 1.4 miles away); From Route ... To Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); "Most Distant Fountain" of the Mighty Missouri (approx. 1 miles away in Montana); The Beginning of the "Endless Missouri" (approx. 1 miles away in Montana). 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. Exploration
 
 
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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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