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The Expedition travels over rocks and sand on the north shore of the Columbia River between Rock Creek and Blalock. Clark soaks his sore feet. After threatening to cut up the two canoes for firewood, they are able to trade them for beads.

we now sold our canoes for a few strands of beads, loaded up and departed at 2 P.M.
from the appearance of the earth there appears to have been no rain for several weeks.

William Clark

Columbia River above Roosevelt, Washington

Beginning of low plains along the Columbia River

we proceeded up the river between the hills and it's Northen shore. the road was rocky and sandy alternately, the road difficult and fatieguing.

Meriwether Lewis

Columbia River plains near Paterson, Washington

Sage brush growing on a plain

The curloos are abundant in these plains and are now laying their eggs.

Meriwether Lewis

Long-billed curlew, Numenius americanus

curlew flying over sagebrush and grass

Photo ©2008 Dominic Sherony. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.0 License.

saw the Kildee, the brown lizzard, and a Moonax which the natives had petted.

Meriwether Lewis

Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer sitting on nest with eggs

Photo by Shellea Hall and released to the public domain.