Traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail (4th Edition)

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This guide is an in-depth look at how to get the most out of a visit to the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. The best sites to see and activities to do along the way are given, as well as maps, itineraries, and local resources for lodging and dining.

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Overview

This guide is an in-depth look at how to get the most out of a visit to the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. The best sites to see and activities to do along the way are given, as well as maps, itineraries, and local resources for lodging and dining.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In my opinion, this is one of the best, certainly the most practical, guidebooks on the Lewis and Clark trail."—Richard Williams, Coordinator, Lews and Clark National Historic Trail
Booknews
Traces every section of the trail from Illinois to Oregon and provides information on the major historic sites and landmarks. With the inclusion of maps and photographs, also provides information on modern recreational and scenic attractions and visitor amenities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744374
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Series: A Falcon Guide Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 454,035
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Fanselow works as a full-time freelance writer, who specializes in travel. She lives in Boise, Idaho.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Preface     vii
Map Legend     viii
How to Use This Book     ix
Suggested Itineraries     ix
When to Go     xiii
Touring with a Group-Or on Your Own?     xiv
How to Travel     xvi
Where to Stay, What to Eat     xviii
What to Pack     xix
Traveling with Kids     xx
What to Read, Watch, and Hear     xxii
Tending the Trail     xxiii
State Tourism Offices     xxiv
A Note on Spelling     xxv
Is This Book Out of Date?     xxv
Selected Annual Events     xxvi
The Corps of Discovery: A Brief History and Overview     1
The Eastern Legacy     7
Monticello (VA)     7
Washington, D.C.     9
Harpers Ferry (WV)     12
Preparations in Pennsylvania     13
Down the Ohio, to the Falls (WV, OH, IN, KY)     15
Pressing on toward St. Louis (KY, IL)     18
Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas     20
Camp River Dubois and Cahokia (IL/MO)     20
St. Louis (MO)     25
St. Charles (MO)     30
TheShakedown Cruise (MO)     32
Arrow Rock and Fort Osage (MO)     40
Kansas City (MO)     44
Lewis and Clark State Park and Weston Bend State Park (MO)     46
Independence Creek (KS)     47
Lodging     49
Camping     52
Restaurants     52
Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota     55
Indian Cave State Park-Brownville State Recreation Area (NE)     55
Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Fort Atkinson (IA/NE)     58
Lewis and Clark State Park (IA)     64
Blackbird Hill (NE)     66
Sioux City and Sergeant Floyd (IA)     67
Spirit Mound (SD)     70
Rivers and Lakes: The Nebraska-South Dakota Border     72
The Big Bend, Pierre, and the Teton Council Site (SD)     79
The Lake Oahe Region (SD)     87
Lodging     90
Camping     92
Restaurants     93
North Dakota and Eastern Montana     95
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (ND)     95
Fort Mandan (ND)     101
Knife River Indian Villages (ND)     105
Lake Sakakawea Country (ND)     110
The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence (ND/MT)      112
Homeward Bound: Clark on the Yellowstone River (MT)     115
The Hi-Line (MT)     120
Lodging     126
Camping     128
Restaurants     129
Central Montana     132
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument     132
The Marias River and Fort Benton     141
Homeward Bound: Camp Disappointment, the Two Medicine Fight Site     149
Great Falls     155
Homeward Bound: Lewis Finds a Shortcut     166
Gates of the Mountains     168
Three Forks of the Missouri     173
Lodging     178
Camping     179
Restaurants     180
Western Montana and Idaho     182
The Jefferson and Beaverhead Valleys (MT)     182
Camp Fortunate and Lemhi Pass (MT/ID)     186
Homeward Bound: Clark Explores the Big Hole (MT)     197
Lost Trail Pass and the Bitterroot Valley (ID/MT)     200
U.S. Highway 12 (MT/ID)     204
The Lolo Motorway (ID)     211
Weippe Prairie (ID)     218
The Canoe Camp and the Clearwater (ID)     219
Lodging     225
Camping     227
Restaurants      228
Washington and Oregon     231
The Snake River (WA)     231
Meeting the Columbia (WA)     235
Homeward Bound: The Land Route (WA)     237
The Columbia Plateau and The Dalles (WA/OR)     240
The Columbia River Gorge (WA/OR)     244
To the Pacific (WA/OR)     255
Fort Clatsop (OR)     261
Seaside and Ecola State Park (OR)     267
Lodging     270
Camping     273
Restaurants     275
Epilogue     279
Index     281
About the Author     293
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