Canoe Camp, Idaho: September 26 - October 17, 1805

Finding good timber along the Clearwater River, the expedition camped at this location for several days, building dugout canoes and preparing for the downstream journey. Traveling downstream promised to be a luxury after paddling up the entire length of the Missouri. This stopover allowed members of the expedition to recover from hardships they had experienced while crossing the Rockies. However, too much food and an abrupt change in diet (from red meat to salmon and roots) made several members ill. Lewis was especially sick, and not until October 4 was he able to "walk about a little."

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