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The morning is clear and very cold at Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon. The Captains write about venereal diseases and their treatments. Shannon reports that the hunters have 10 more elk, and Collins leaves for the Salt Works.

Shannon returned and reported that himself and party had killed ten Elk.
two of those Elk he informed us were at the distance of nine miles from this place near the top of a mountain...

Meriwether Lewis

Elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti

Large, bull elk on a frosty morning

Photo created by the U.S. National Park Service.

froze hard last night    a clear cold morning.

John Ordway

Frost at Netul River (Lewis and Clark River at Fort Clatsop)

Netul River on a cold, frosty morning

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

The beary which the natives call solme is the production of a plant about the size and much the shape of that common to the atlantic states which produces the berry commonly called Solloman's seal berry.
this berry also is attatched to the top of the stem in the same manner;

Meriwether Lewis

False solomon's-seal, Smilacina racemosa

Glassy red berries on a single stalk

A Shrub of 7 or 8 feet high, Supposed to be a Species of Vaccinium; the berries are eaten by the natives. On the Pacific Oean Fort Caltsop. Jan: 27th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Evergreen huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum

Evergreen huckleberry leaves with immature berries

Photo by Ben Cody who has released it to the public domain.