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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The day is cloudy, dark, and drizzly as the Expedition makes its way north through the broadening Bitterroot valley. The mountains on either side are covered in snow. A good camping place along the Bitterroot River is not found until dark.

From the journals...

The Vallie from 1 to 2 miles wide the Snow top mountains to our left, open hilley countrey on the right.

William Clark

Bitterroot Valley near Darby, Montana

Sage brush, river, trees, and mountain range

A Cloudy & rainie Day

William Clark

We set out early and proceeded on, we went down the Creek that we had encamped on.

Joseph Whitehouse

Bitterroot River near Darby, Montana

River and forest with mountain range behind