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

Lewis and Clark: The First Idaho Camp

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Lewis and Clark: The First Idaho Camp Marker
Inscription. Captain Meriwether, interpreter George Drouillard, and privates Hugh McNeal and John Shields crossed Lemhi Pass on the afternoon of August 12, 1805. The Indian road they were traveling climbed north out of the narrow Agency Creek Canyon at the foot of the pass. At a spring along the road this "advance party" found enough "dry willow brush" for McNeal, their cook, to boil up a well-traveled piece of salt pork for supper.
"Very early" the next morning the four men walked west toward the Lemhi Valley and their historic meeting with Lemhi Shoshone.

"We continued our march along the Indian road which led us over steep hills and deep hollows to a spring... here we encamped for the night having traveled about 20 miles." - Meriwether Lewis, August 12, 1805
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 44° 56.978′ N, 113° 33.5′ W. Marker is near Tendoy, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on Agency Creek Road near Forest Road 6238, on the left 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 5 miles of this marker
Lewis and Clark: The First Idaho Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Lewis and Clark: The First Idaho Camp Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Lemhi Shoshone Winter Camps (here, next to this marker); Plants New to Science (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red Rock Stage (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lewis and Clark: Trading for Horses (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tendoy, Chief of the Lemhi Shoshone (approx. 4.3 miles away); Leaving the Lemhi Valley (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Idaho Campsite (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tendoy.
 
More about this marker. This marker is locate at the Agency Creek Campground.

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 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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