Near Lolo Summit in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
From the headwaters of the Missouri they had crossed the mountains to the Salmon. Finding that river impassable, they traded for pack horses, hired an Indian guide, and came north to an Indian trail across the mountains here. Tired and ill-fed, the men were to have a hard struggle in early snow along the steep ridges which the trail followed for most of the 125 mile course west to the Clearwater River.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 247.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 46° 38.118′ N, 114° 34.668′ W. Marker is near Lolo Summit, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on Elk Meadows Road near U.S. 12. Touch for map. Located at the Lolo Summit Visitor Center on the Idaho/Montana border. Marker is in this post office area: Elk City ID 83525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lolo Trail Crossing (approx. 2.9 miles away); Checkerboard Legacy Whitehouse Pond (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Categories. • Exploration •
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