On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition travels from Horsesteak meadow along Hungery Creek. When the trail leaves the creek and climbs up to the Bitterroot divide, they encounter deep snows. They cache the heavier baggage and head back to Hungery Creek.
From the journals...
Tuesday June 17th 1806.
we proceeded down hungry creek about seven miles passing it twice; we found it difficult and dangerous to pass the creek in consequence of its debth and rapidity; we avoided two other passes of the creek by ascending a very steep rocky and difficult hill.
Tuesday June 17th 1806
our horses could not possibly Sustain a journey of more than 4 or 5 days without food. we therefore Come to the resolution to return with our horses while they were yet strong and in good order