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The wet weather continues to delay corking and paying the canoes, but a second plan is put into place. Drouillard and the Field brothers are sent ahead so they can hunt and have provisions ready a few miles up the Columbia River.

at 12 OCk. we were visited by Comowool and 3 of the Clatsops. to this Cheif we left our houses and funiture.
we determined to set out tomorrow at all events, and to stop the canoes temperarily with Mud and halt the first fair day and pay them.

Meriwether Lewis

Fort Clatsop

Three log cabins joined in a row

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

the air is perefectly temperate, but it continues to rain in such a manner that there be is no possibility of geting our canoes completed.—

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark River at Fort Clatsop

Coastal river at flood tide on a stormy day

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

the leafing of the hucklebury riminds us of spring.

Meriwether Lewis

Red huckleberry blossoms, Vaccinium parvifolium

Red Huckleberry: long, thin pink and white blossoms not yet opened

Photo ©2007 Walter Siegmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.