On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The morning is frosty. At Camp Fortunate, the men fish, hunt, and dress skins to make leggings and moccasins. Clark, Charbonneau, and Sacagawea and a group of Shoshone cross the continental divide camping at Pattee Creek in present Idaho.
From the journals...
August 19th Monday 1805
the Indians with us we wer oblige to feed— one man met me with a mule & Spanish Saddle to ride, I gave him a wistoat a mule is considered a of great value among those people we proceeded on over a verry mountanious Countrey across the head of hollows & Springs
Looking northwest from Lemhi Pass
We proceeded on at 8 o'clock along the valley for six miles, when the hills came more close on the branch, which here divides into three parts or other small branches, and two miles further the principal branch again forks, where the mountains commence with a thick grove of small pines on our left, and large rocks on our right.
Monday August 19th 1805.
this evening I made a few of the men construct a sein of willow brush which we hawled and caught a large number of fine trout and a kind of mullet about 16 Inhes long which I had not seen before.
Longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus
Photo from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory anddownloaded from Wikipedia.