Lewis & Clark
|Lewis & Clark Half Day
Float the section of the river below the North Fork that William Clark reconnoitered for three days in August 1805. Clark reported in the Journal:
|This was a major turning point in the journey of the Corps of Discovery. After Clark returned to Lewis, and discussed the river they decided to abandon the Salmon and the Corps proceeded up the North Fork on foot and horseback. The Salmon River simply had too many whitewater rapids for them to traverse through safely on their canoes. But this moment signaled a sever decline in the comfort level of the troups. They had hundreds of miles of rugged mountain travel in front of them – through the rapidly approaching winter weather.
Heading up from the Salmon River, towards what is now the Idaho/Montana border, and high pass over the Continental Divide, the Corps of Discovery lost the trail! Hence the name of this mountainous divide, “Lost Trail Pass.” Clark’s aborted journey down the Salmon River was the only time they had to turn around on their expedition.
Explore this exciting and historic segment of the Salmon . . . $65.00
North Fork Guides will take you down the whitewater part of this historic journey. To experience the land routes followed by the Corps check out: Lewis and Clark Adventures.
|Adventure vacation rafting on the Salmon River near the Frank Church Wilderness Area in Idaho.|
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