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The Lewis and Clark expedition across the present day United States began May 14 1804 With the approval of President Jefferson and the US Congress Lewis and Clark gathered an exploration party of about four dozen men These men headed off to discover Western America On September 1 1805 they arrived at the Bitterroot Mountains near present day Idaho This began a nightmare that would not end until they reached modern-day Weippe September 1 1805 the explorers set out traveling west heading into rough seldom traveled mountainous country They stopped at todays North Fork of the Salmon River known as Fish Creek to Lewis and Clark where they caught five fish and were able to kill a deer MacGregor 125 Some of the mens feet and horses hooves were injured due to the rough rocky terrain The next day they were entering mountains far more difficult to pass than any American had ever attempted Ambros 284 Clark describes the route Throu thickets in which we were obliged to cut a road over rocky hillsides where horses were in perpetual danger of slipping to their certain distruction and up and down steep hills De Voto 232 Traveling along the steep hills several horses fell One was crippled and two gave out Patrick Gass described the trip that day as the worst road If road it can be called that was ever traveled MacGregor 125 To make conditions even worse it rained that afternoon which made the trail even more treacherous The party was only able to travel five miles that day On September 3 snow fell and the teams last thermometer broke Several more horsed slipped and injured themselves Later that day the snow turned into sleet The expedition family consumed the last of their salt pork and fish and began their descent into the Bitterroot Valley That night was the coldest yet The next day the party went down a very steep
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