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Clark's group dries their blankets, and then walks over rugged hills to a sandy beach. They hike 4 miles up the beach near present Long Beach, Washington and then return to camp on the Wallacut River. Lewis' party remains at Station Camp.

after takeing a Sumptious brackfast of Venison which was rosted on Stiks exposed to the fire, I proceeded on
I proceeded on the Sandy Coast 4 miles, and marked my name on a Small pine, the Day of the month & year, &c.

William Clark

Near McKenzie Head

Statue of Clark, York, and others at McKenzie Head

Statue at McKenzie Head, Cape Disappointment State Park.

we proceeded on the coast over high rough hills Some places prarie and bald hills. high towers of rocks Standing out in the edge of the ocean. we got over these rough hills.

John Ordway

Beard's Hollow

Pacific Ocean, sand, and trees viewed from a high, steep hill

the country appears low further on the coast. So we went on the Sand beach about 10 miles distant from Cape dissipointment, then turned back

John Ordway

York at Long Beach

Painting of York and others walking on a flat, sandy beac

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.

Saw a Dead Sturgen 10 feet long on the Sand, & the back bone of a Whale, as I conceived raind I then returned to the Cape & dined

William Clark

William Clark and sturgeon

Statue of Clark looking at a beached sturgeon

Statue located on the Discovery Trail in Long Beach, Washington.

above the River and up for about 2 miles the land is low Slashey and Contains much drift wood

William Clark

Wallacut River

Calm coastal river reflecting blue sky

Some of these Indians Wore hats which they make out of white Cedar & bear Grass. They sold one of these Hatts to one of our party for an old Razor blade.

Joseph Whitehouse

Chinook cone hat

Chinook Indian wearing a cone-shaped hat

April 1778, pencil or pen and ink drawing at Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

The Deer of this Coast differ materially from our Common deer in a much as they are much darker deeper bodied Shorter ledged horns equally branched from the beem of the top of the tail black from the rute to the end   Eyes larger and do not lope but jump.

William Clark

Columbian black-tailed deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus

Columbian Black Tailed Deer

Photo taken July 2007 by Rvannatta
Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.