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Lolo Summit
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 46° 38.118 W 114° 34.668
11T E 685395 N 5167486
Quick Description: Historic marker commemorating the route the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the mountains before accessing a westbound river.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 1:48:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM25NN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 29

Long Description:

Lolo Summit

The Lewis and Clark party crossed this pass Sept. 13, 1805, westbound for the Pacific after a long detour to the south.  From the headwaters of the Missouri they had crossed the mountains to the Salmon.  Finding that river impassable, they traded for packhorses, hired an Indian guide, and came north to an Indian trail across the mountains here.  Tired and ill-fed, the men were to have a hard struggle in early snow along the steep ridges which the trail followed for most of its 125 mile course west to the Clearwater River. ~ text of marker #247

Marker Name: Lolo Summit

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
See above

County: Idaho

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 247

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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