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Winds and rapids deter progress through the Missouri River Breaks. Game and wood become harder to find. They camp near present Stafford Ferry Road making only 14 miles.

From the journals...

We have now got into a country which presents little to our view, but scenes of barrenness and desolation; and see no encouraging prospects that it will terminate.

Patrick Gass

Above the Missouri River near Judith Landing

Bleak sage brush land above the Missouri River Breaks

This evening we encamped, for the benefit of wood, near two dead toped cottonwood trees on the Lard. side; the dead limbs which had fallen from these trees furnished us with a scanty supply only, and more was not to be obtained in the neighbourhood.

Meriwether Lewis

Missouri River near Judith Landing

Bleak Missouri River Breaks