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The Expedition crosses the river and then tows the canoes up a narrow, rapid channel between the north shore and an island. They unload the canoes and camp at the portage below the Cascades of the Columbia.

As we had but one Sufficent toe roap…we could only take them [canoes] one at a time which retarded our progress very much.
by evening we arived at the portage on the N. Side where we landed and Conveyed our baggage to the top of the hill

William Clark

Portage around the Cascades of the Columbia

Painting of men dragging dugout canoes around a rapid

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

rained hard the grater part of last night. a cloudy & Showery morning.

John Ordway

Cascades of the Columbia

Historic photo of Columbia River at future site of Bonneville Dam

Photo by Oregon State Water Resources Department circa 1915.

the small canoe got loose from the hunters and went a drift with a tin vessel and tommahawk in her;
the Indians caught her at the last village and brought her up to us this evening for which service we gave them a couple of knives;
the canoe overset and lost the articles which were in her.

Meriwether Lewis

on entering one of these lodges, the natives offered us a sheepskin for sail, than which nothing could have been more acceptable except the animal itself

Meriwether Lewis

Mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus

white mountain goat in repose

Photo ©2007 Robert Shepherd. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Saw the white pine at this place.

Meriwether Lewis

White pine, Pinus monticola

Two Western white pine cones

Photo by Richard Sniezko of the U.S. Forest Service.

A large timber tree from the grand rapids of Columbia. Aprl. 10th 1806

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Vine maple, Acer circinatum

Large leaves on an immature Vine maple

Photo ©2005 Walter Sigmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Artemisia Species Columbia R. Aprl 10th 1806

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

White sage, Artemisia ludoviciana

White sage leaves and buds

Photo ©2010 Tim1357. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.0 License.

Specemin of lilliacious plant obtained on Brant Island 10th of apl 1806. the root of this plant is a squawmus bulb and is eaten by the natives. the Clah-clel-lar opposite this Island call it tel-lak-thil-pah

Meriwether Lewis

Checker lily, Fritillaria affinis (formerly F. lanceolata)

Checker lily in bloom

Photo ©2009 Walter Sigmund. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

Columbia R. near the rapids. Aprl. 10th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

White trillium, Trillium ovatum

White trillium in a coastal forest