Lemhi Pass – Part 2


As I mentioned in the last post of this high mountain pass we came to the Sacajawea memorial park at the top.  Here are the photos:


The guiding force behind the memorial:


another sign:


This is what Lewis and Clark called the “head of the Missouri River” they followed streams and I think this was the one they followed, it was later believed though that it is not the head of the river.  When we visited the area in the late 1970’s we have a photo of the girls straddling the stream to say they were at the head of the river.  We were looking for this spot and surprised that we found it this trip:


The first paragraph on this sign is from the journal of Lewis indicating they thought this was the beginning of the Missouri River.


Heading down out of the mountain – this is the road we followed:


More big horn sheep – we saw 9 of them this time.  This is almost back to the campground – just before we get to the mountains with the forests.


That is it for the mountain pass – hope you enjoyed it!

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  • Crispy Aug 3, 2010

    Great pictures…again :0) Lewis & Clark is HUGE in ND because of their wintering here with the Mandan and Sioux tribes.


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