On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Near today's Twin Falls, Clark misses Lewis' note telling him to take the middle fork. The men labor to move the canoes up the shallow and swift right fork— the Big Hole River. Lewis heads down the Beaverhead looking for Clark.
From the journals...
Monday 5th August 1805.
we passed thro a channel which was filled with willows and young cotton wood & brush, Some of which was fell across by the beaver. the currents So rapid we were oblidged to hall by the bushes, and Some places be out in the water where we could Scarsely kick our feet for the rapidity of the current. the party much fatigued and wish to go by land.
Beaver-felled cottonwood tree
Monday August 5th 1805
an old indian road very large and plain leads up this fork, but I could see no tracks except those of horses which appeared to have passed early in the spring.