Lewis and Clark Today Logo

On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains write about the coastal evergreen plants growing around Fort Clatsop. The Salal berry is a main part of the Chinook diet. The Sitka spruce is described. Several men are making or mending moccasins and clothes.

A Clear plesant morning.

Joseph Whitehouse

Netul Landing sunrise (Fort Clatsop)

Blue sky reflecting on a coastal river

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

in the praries they [elk] feed on grass and rushes, considerable quantities of which are yet green and succulet.

Meriwether Lewis

the last night clear and could the Netul frozen over in several places.

Meriwether Lewis

Roosevelt elk, Cervus elaphus subsp. Roosevelti

Young Roosevelt elk buck

Unknown photographer. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

There are sveral species of fir in this neighbourhood which I shall discribe.... (No. 1) a species which grows to immence size

Meriwether Lewis

Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis

Large tree with roots exposed

Photo ©1993 Ademoor. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.5 License.