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Despite the risk of leaving too early, the Captains decide to leave Weippe prairie for Travelers' Rest. The horses are gathered and everything is made ready. Lewis adds two plants to the herbarium.

we expect to Set out early, and Shall proceed with as much expedition as possible over those Snowey tremendious mountains which has detained us near five weeks in this neighbourhood waiting for the Snows to melt Sufficent for us to pass over them.

William Clark

Looking toward Travelers' Rest from Weippe

marsh and prairie with hills behind

and even now I Shudder with the expectation with great dificuelties in passing those Mountains, from the debth of Snow and the want of grass Sufficient to Subsist our horses

William Clark

Bitterroot Mountains

Snowy mountains and stormy day

In moist ground on the Squamash flats. June 14th 1806

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Long-leaved evening primrose, Camissonia subacaulis

Low plant with yellow flowers

Photo ©2012 Scott K Nichols. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.

In moist & wet places. On the Squamash flats. Jun: 14th 1806.

Pursh (Meriwether Lewis)

Clustered elkweed, Frasera fastigiata

Bumblebee on a large purple infloresence