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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis has a difficult day traveling back towards the main party at the mouth of the Marias River. Because of the rain, both he and Windsor barely avoid slipping down a craggy precipice. They do not reach the main party and camp.

From the journals...

the rain Continue moderately all day the bottom verry muddey 2 buffalow an Elk & Deer killed to day— Capt. Lewis not returned yet. river falling

William Clark

Marias and Missouri River confluence

Large, green river bottom between dry, brown hills

Photo created by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.