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Bicycling The Lewis & Clark Trail
Transcript of Bicycling The Lewis & Clark Trail
the Lewis & Clark Trail
Kansas City, MO
Bicycling the Lewis & Clark Trail
Adventure Cycling Association
by Steven E. Ambrose
River Wolf: White Cloud, KS
Lewis & Clark Lake
Fort Randall Dam
Oil Boom (modern-day gold rush)
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Fort Peck Lake
Heritage State Park
Charles Russell Museum
Confluence: Where two rivers meet.
Adventure Cycling Association
Lewis & Clark State Park
Mike & Katie
Thanks to my
very supportive wife, Marilyn!
Last access to supplies.
Official Lewis&Clark Trail Route
Lost tent poles, desparate call home!
Mandan Earthen Lodge
Water Purifying Pump
Irene & Sharon
Riding the Storm! 100 miles.
Watched the Pool fill.
3-Day Delivery and on my way
Natural History Museum
Location of historical Mandan Village
(this structure was built by Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Taking a break.
A 32-Day portage around the Great Falls cost the expedition time and great effort. Many were sick and makeshift wagons had to be built to transport the canoes and gear up the steep hills. Wild animals and prickly cactus were a constant annoyance and threat.
How did Lewis & Clark decide which one to take?
Door handles made of bicycle handlbars
Cascade Mountain Range
Volcanic origins very apparent.
My own little discovery. Invasive species brought in from S. America.
Lewis & Clark and Corp of Discovery
Owned by Lewis
Capital of ND
Kidnapped from Shoshone tribe at 12
Sold as wife to Toussaint Charbonneau at 13
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, born the winter before joining the L&C Expedition.
Invaluable to Expedition as interpreter, guide and for knowledge of edible plants.
York: Slave of Lewis
Full voting member of party
Admired by Indians
Grizzly Bear Country
Another day, another mountain pass.
Free Ice Cream
New Back Tire
Rain-proof shoe covers
David and Pearl
Boyan, from Lithuania
Riding across America
Parted ways with L&C
South into Oregon and across Cascade Mts.
Lewis & Clark's Packing List:
Pres. Thomas Jefferson's Expedition Goals:
Find water route to Pacific Ocean.
Inform Native Americans of "new owners".
Evaluate Economic potential of land.
Document animal and plant life.
Map key landmarks.
SD State Capital
With Ray Craighead
Great Continental Divide
1803 land purchase
15 million dollars
827,000 sq. miles
$18 per sq. mile
2,341 miles long
Longest river in North America
15th Longest river in the world
Mouth: Mississippi River (St. Louis, MO)
Named after Native American tribe
West side to Pacific Ocean
East side to Gulf of Mexico
Record flood of 2011
143,000 cubic feet per second was released
More than double previous record
Through Bitterroot Range
Corps guided by Old Toby of Shoshone
Toby was short for Tosa-tive koo-be
“furnished white white-man brains"