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Bicycling The Lewis & Clark Trail

Photos from my 2011 bike trip following part of the ACA Lewis & Clark Trail from Moberly, MO to Newport, OR.
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Ray Craighead

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Bicycling
the Lewis & Clark Trail
St. Charles
St. Louis
Kansas City, MO
Undaunted Courage
Bicycling the Lewis & Clark Trail
Published by:
Adventure Cycling Association
Field Editor:
Michael McCoy
by Steven E. Ambrose
Moberly
River Wolf: White Cloud, KS
St. Joseph
Great Falls
Missoula
Williston
Nebraska City
Lewis & Clark Lake
Lake
Francis Case
Selby
Fort Randall Dam
Geddes, SD
Bismarck
Newtown, ND
Oil Boom (modern-day gold rush)
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Fort Peck Lake
Lewistown
Giant Springs
Heritage State Park
Charles Russell Museum
Confluence: Where two rivers meet.
Home of
Adventure Cycling Association
Lewiston
Clarkston
Oregon
Washington
Enterprise
Lewis & Clark State Park
Waldport
Nutria
Dreaming
Planning
Training
Studying
Shopping
Packing
Mike & Katie
Thanks to my
very supportive wife, Marilyn!
Last access to supplies.
Official Lewis&Clark Trail Route
Lost tent poles, desparate call home!
Troy, KS
Mandan Earthen Lodge
1 Keelboat
2 Pirogues
Lilacs
Water Purifying Pump
Irene & Sharon
Riding the Storm! 100 miles.
Broken Derailleur
Watched the Pool fill.
3-Day Delivery and on my way
Sacagawea
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
Lolo Pass
Memento
Cascade Mountain Range
Volcanic origins very apparent.
My own little discovery. Invasive species brought in from S. America.
Lewis & Clark and Corp of Discovery
Preparation
Smithville Lake
Seaman:
Newfoundland
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.
(Sakakawea, Sacajawea)
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
Snowblower Gloves
Boyan, from Lithuania
Riding across America
Parted ways with L&C
South into Oregon and across Cascade Mts.
http://pedalingsketcher.blogspot.com/
Lewis & Clark's Packing List:
http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/lewiss-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.
Pierre
Fort Pierre
National
Grassland
SD State Capital
Pacific Ocean
With Ray Craighead
Columbia Gorge
432 miles
Cascade Mountains
Rocky Mountains/
Great Continental Divide
Louisiana Purchase
Missouri River
Basehor, KS
1803 land purchase
From France
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
Source: Montana
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"
Astoria
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