Finally, two days of sunshine!|
And, the Dish is working! But, we have good cable at this park!
Since we were here last, they added a new Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. There are about 5 of these centers located along the Lewis and Clark Trail from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. They each give a good overview of the total trail and then give a detail look for the section of the trail they are located.
The Center is loaded with volunteers who are very knowledgeable and eager to share what they know. If you ask a question, you get more than just a simple answer.
They have a copy of the map which Lewis and Clark had at the start of their trip. It shows the Rocky Mountains as a very narrow ridge with a large flat plain on each side.
When they heard about the Great Falls from the Indians down stream on the Missouri River, they scheduled a half day portage around the falls. It turned out to be 5 falls in a deep gorge. It took 32 days to portage their six large dugout canoes and tons of supplies.