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The Expedition leaves the Lemhi Shoshone and travels 23 miles over high, rugged hills to reach the valley of the North Fork Salmon River. They gig 4 salmon, kill 1 deer, and find plenty of choke cherries, Oregon grape, and serviceberries.

we descended a mountain down in to a valley through which runs a large Creek

John Ordway

North Fork Salmon River

Small river thick with trees and steep, brown hills in the background

a fine morning we Set out as usal and proceeded on over verry high mountains

Joseph Whitehouse

one man Shot two bear this evining unfortunately we Could git neither of them

William Clark

North Fork Salmon River

Brown hill in fron of barren, steep mountains

plenty of sweet service berries which was very welcome to us at this time.

Joseph Whitehouse

Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia

Berries that look like blueberries

Photo ©2006 Meggar. Downloaded from Wikimedia and used with permission of the GNU Free Documentation License.

There is also a small bush grows in this part of the country, about 6 inches high, which bears a bunch of small purple berries. Some call it mountain holly...

Patrick Gass

Creeping Oregon grape, Mahonia repens

Small purple berries and green serrated leaves

The wild or choke Cherries were very plenty in this bottom, we gather'd some, which we boil'd & they eat very well—

Joseph Whitehouse

Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana

Small red berries hanging from a branch