Saturday, August 6, 2011

Final day in Salmon.

Location, Salmon, ID

Our time in Salmon, Id is winding down. We have participated in local events such as Indian Tacos in the park for lunch yesterday put on by the Humane Society, a craft show and baked goods sale today. Of course we bought a few baked goods.

We drove south for 20 miles on Hwy 28 to Tendoy where we drove the Lewis and Clark Back Country By Way to Lemhi pass where Lewis first crossed the Continental Divide. A 12 mile drive on a good dirt road brought us to the top of the pass at 7,373 ft.

Looking west from Lemhi Pass. This is the view Lewis first saw from the Continental Divide.

Looking east towards Dillon, MT.

At the pass is an area dedicated to Sacagawea. There is a nice picnic area and a small spring coming out of the hill which Lewis called the start of the Missouri River.

I standing over the headwaters of the Missouri River.

Our route back was by the long way. It was 24 miles of good dirt road through a nice lodge pole pine forest.

Later in the day we met our friends Jim and Michelle who are parked at the local Elks Club.