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Clark's group struggles to move the canoes up the swift Jefferson River. They reach the Boulder River. Lewis, Drouillard, Charbonneau, and Gass move ahead in search of the Shoshone and their horses. They camp near present Cardwell, Montana.

after dinner we resumed our march and encamped about 6 m. above on the Stard side of the river.

Meriwether Lewis

Big Hole River

Small river flowing through a broad valley

a fine morning we Set out as usal, and proceeded on.

John Ordway

Jefferson River

Small river with rock shores

I also saw near the top of the mountain among some scattering pine a blue bird about the size of the common robbin.
their note is loud and frequently repeated both flying and when at rest

Meriwether Lewis

Pinyon jay, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus

Pinyon Jay, a small blue and gray bird

Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Saw Some timber or trees along the Shores, resembling ceeder which Some call juniper wood.

John Ordway

Common juniper, Juniperus communis

Small evergreen trees