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The Expedition leaves present Lolo Hot Springs and follows the Indian trail on the steep hills above Lolo Creek. Lewis' horse slips causing him to slide 40 feet down the hill. They encamp at Travelers' Rest near present Lolo, Montana.

just as we had prepared to set out at an early hour a deer came in to lick at these springs and one of our hunters killed it; this secured us our dinners

Meriwether Lewis

Mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus

Young doe drinking from a spring

I saw a small grey squirrel today much like those of the Pacific coast only that the belly of this was white.

Meriwether Lewis

Red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Red and gray squirrel with a white belly

Photo ©2008 D. Gordon E. Robertson. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

I also met with the plant in blume which is sometimes called the lady's slipper or mockerson flower. it is in shape and appearance like ours only that the corolla is white, marked with small veigns of pale red longitudinally on the inner side.

Meriwether Lewis

Mountain lady's-slipper, Cypripedium montanum

Small white petals in the shape of a shoe

Photo by the U.S. Forest Service.

a little before sunset we arrived at our old encampment on the south side of the creek a little above it's entrance into Clark's river. here we encamped with a view to remain two days in order to rest ourselves and horses & make our final arrangements for seperation.

Meriwether Lewis

Travelers' Rest

Small grassy area surrounded by cottonwood trees