Gates of the Rocky Mountains

Friday July 19, 1805 Captain Lewis: “The Musquetoes are very troublesome to us as usual.    this morning we set out early and proceeded on very well tho’ the water appears to encrease in volocity as we advance.    the current has been strong all day and obstructed with some rapids, tho’ these are butContinue reading “Gates of the Rocky Mountains”

Lochsa River

The Lochsa River is in the northwestern United States, in the mountains of north central Idaho. It is one of two primary tributaries (with the Selway to the south) of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River in the Clearwater National Forest. Lochsa is a Nez Perce word meaning rough water.[6][7] The Salish name isContinue reading “Lochsa River”

Lochsa Lodge

Unloading the truck at the Lochsa Lodge. The Lochsa Lodge is a “resort” just on the western side of the Idaho/Montana border. This location is also the site where Lewis and Clark camped during their expedition. I spent a couple of days here, and will definitely return. “Clark recorded that on the night of SeptemberContinue reading “Lochsa Lodge”

Black Eagle Falls

The last of the falls that Lewis and Clark had to get around on the Missouri river. This photo was taken from the side of the road that runs parallel to the Missouri in Great Falls. A writer from the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine toured the falls of the Missouri in the autumn of 1887Continue reading “Black Eagle Falls”

Bald Eagles

Not the best photo I’ve taken. This will have to do for today’s upload. 2 Bald Eagles flying over the great falls of the Missouri in Great Falls, Montana. The autofocus on my camera does not work as well as it does on the traditional DSLR. via 500px http://ift.tt/2tXXORd

Great Falls Storm

This is a photo of the storm on the walk back to the truck from Crooked Falls. I was luckily able to make it back before the storm passed through. Lewis and Clark faced similar storms during almost this exact time of year in their portage of the great Falls. “Despite their splendor the GreatContinue reading “Great Falls Storm”

Crooked Falls

At about ten o’clock on the morning of June 14, 1805, Captain Lewis took his gun and his espontoon and set out on a short walk up the north side of the river (at right in this photo), to see how far the rapids extended above the “grand Fall.” With the Hidatsas’ assurance of aContinue reading “Crooked Falls”

Great Falls Storm

There were some ominous looking clouds to the south on the hike down to Crooked Falls. This would have been the area where Lewis and Clark made their portage around the falls. via 500px http://ift.tt/2uidZFI

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls was first discovered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Rainbow Falls and downstream Crooked Falls are the only two waterfalls on the Missouri-Mississippi river system to remain in an almost-natural condition. Black Eagle Falls and Great Falls are half- occupied by their dams’ powerhouses, and Colter Falls is submerged. The waterfall received itsContinue reading “Rainbow Falls”

Montana

This photo was taken along Highway 287 just north of Three Forks, MT. The highway follows the Missouri. This scene is just to the west and would be what Lewis and Clark saw as they made their way to the three forks. via 500px http://ift.tt/2s58PPX