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With Nez Perce pilots leading the way, the canoes navigate the Snake River rapids. They must steer around several rocks and stony islands. They camp above a long and bad rapid near present Riparia, Washington.

The hills or assents from the water is faced with a dark ruged Stone.

William Clark

Snake River near Ayer, Washington

Basalt rocks rising from a reflective river

could Scarsely find wood enofe to cook our victules.
we then proceeded on verry well passed Several more fishing Camps.

Joseph Whitehouse

Snake River shore below Almota, Washington

Bank of grass with cliff in background

we passed Several Stoney Islands today

William Clark

Martindale Habitat Management Unit, Snake River

River channel with rocky banks

Country as yesterday open plains, no timber of any kind a fiew Hack berry bushes & willows excepted, and but few drift trees to be found So that fire wood is verry Scerce

William Clark

Skookum Habitat Management Unit, Snake River

A few small drift logs on a rocky river shore

at 14½ miles passed the mouth of a large Creek on the Lard Side opposit a Small Island here the Countrey assends with a gentle assent to the high plains, and the River is 400 yards wide

William Clark

Deadman Creek entering the Snake River

Small creek and riparian area