On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Lewis wades across the shallow Jefferson River as his group hikes ahead of the canoes. They camp north of Waterloo. Behind Lewis, Clark's group pulls the canoes against the rapid Jefferson camping near Whitehall, Montana.
From the journals...
August 2nd 1805.
the plain ascends gradually on either side of the river to the bases of two ranges of mountains which ly parrallel to the river and which terminate the width of the vally. the tops of these mountains were yet partially covered with snow while we in the valley.
Twin Bridges, Montana
Monday August 2nd 1806.
The Country on the N W. Side rises to a low plain and extends leavel for great extent. Some high rugid hills in the forepart of this day on the S E.