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Ordway leads a party of 5 to the Salt Works and encounters high waves and blowing sand. Gass returns with elk skins from a successful hunt. The skins will be used to make covers for baggage on the return trip.

myself and Six more of the party Set out eairly to go by land to the Salt works to bring in the Salt & baggage we proced. on to the praries crossed the prarie where the land is in ridges like the waves

John Ordway

Clatsop Plains

High sand dunes covered with brown grass and trees

The common red deer we found under the rocky mts. in the neighbourhood of the Chopunnish, and about the great falls of the Columbia river and as low down the same as the commencement of tide water.

Meriwether Lewis

Columbian white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus subsp. Leucurus

Two small deer leaping and running very quickly

Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Black tailed fallow deer are peculiar to this coast and are a distinct species of deer partaking equally of peculiarities of the mule deer and the common deer.
their ears are reather larger and their winter coat darker than the common deer;

Meriwether Lewis

Columbian black-tailed Deer, Odocoileus hemionus subsp. Columbianus

Columbian black-tailed doe in profile

Photo ©2008 Walter Sigmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

this animale is very rare even in the Countrey where it exists, I have never Seen more than the Skins of this Animal and those were in the possession of the nativs of the woody Country below the Great falls of the Columbia, from which I think it is most probably they are the inhabitants of the woody country exclusively.

William Clark

Red fox, Vulpes vulpes

Red fox in profile

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