Posted by: 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
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
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
In your log, please say if you learned something new, and if you took any extra time to explore the area once you stopped at the historic marker waymark.
If possible please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location.
Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Idaho history please include that in your log.