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The members with Lewis see the plains and their spirits are revived. They drop from the snows and follow Hungery Creek a few miles. Supper is portable soup. Several suffer from dysentery. Ahead, Clark finds and eats a stray Indian horse.

one of our horses fell backwards out of the trail and rolled down over the Steep rocks abt. 200 feet with 2 boxes of Ammunition and plunged in to the creek    with Some difficulty we got the horse up again and load    it hurt the horse but did not kill him.

John Ordway

Hungery Creek

Rocky mountain stream with very steep left bank

Photo copyright ©2010 by Gene Eastman.

several of the men are unwell of the disentary.
Set out this morning a little after sun rise

Meriwether Lewis

Lolo Trail

Morning light, snowy scene, and bushes with with red colors of fall

Set out early proceeded on up the Creek passing through a Small glade at 6 miles at which place we found a horse. I derected him killed and hung up for the party after takeing a brackfast off for our Selves which we thought fine

William Clark

Horsesteak Meadows

Forest meadow with yellow, fall grass

after Brackfast proceed on up the Creek two miles & left it to our right passed over a mountain, and the heads of branch of hungary Creek

William Clark

Above Hungery Creek

Morning sun lighting up a mountain valley

passed over a mountain, and the heads of branch of hungary Creek, two high mountains, ridges and through much falling timber (which caused our road of to day to be double the derect distance on the Course

William Clark

Fallen timber near Full Stomach Camp

Ridgeline with lots of small trees falling across the trail

Photo ©2010 by Gene Eastman.

Struck a large Creek passing to our left which I Kept down for 4 miles and left it to our left & passed mountain bad falling timber to a Small Creek passing to our left and Encamped.

William Clark

Eldorado Creek

Blue stream meandering through a forest meadow

the appearance of this country, our only hope for subsistance greately revived the sperits of the party already reduced and much weakened for the want of food.

Meriwether Lewis

Spirit Revival Ridge

Mountain views with a small prairie in the distance

Photo copyright ©2010 by Gene Eastman.

We then ascended another Mountain; which was as bad to ascend as any Mountain we had yet seen, this was very fataigueing to ourselves & horses, the ground was covered with Snow & froze

Joseph Whitehouse

Horse Sweat Pass

Deep forest valley

the country is thickly covered with a very heavy growth of pine of which I have ennumerated 8 distinct species.

Meriwether Lewis

Lolo Trail atop Horse Sweat Pass

Old trail winding through the trees

Photo copyright ©2010 by Gene Eastman.

after leaving the ridge we asscended and decended several steep mountains in the distance of 6 miles further when we struck a Creek about 15 yards wide.

Meriwether Lewis

Hungery Creek and Pagoda Ridge

Aerial photo of mountain ridges descending to a large valle

Photo copyright ©2010 by Gene Eastman.

we encamped on the Stard. side of it in a little raviene, having traveled 18 miles over a very bad road. we took a small quantity of portable soup, and retired to rest much fatiegued.

Meriwether Lewis

Portable Soup Camp

Brushy bank along a small creek

we Came 17 miles this day and Camped at a Small run in a thicket of pine and balsom timber &C—

John Ordway

Hungery Creek