Lewis & Clark Circuit

Lewis & Clark Circuit

 

 

Questions about this circuit should be directed to:

Lu Anne Frost

928-205-0006

frostbites57@hotmail.com

This circuit will take you across the western portion of the United States, on the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery.  This circuit will begin at the beginning, near St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, and pass through the Continental Divide to reach the Pacific coast at Astoria, Oregon.  Along the way you will visit many museums and historic sites dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  There will be many opportunities for kayaking, bicycling and hiking.  The scenery and photographic moments will be endless.  And then you will arrive at Fort Clatsop, in Astoria, Oregon, which was constructed for shelter and protection and to officially establish the American presence in that region with an American flag flying over the fort.  Tom Voyles, one of the long time WINers, has suggested reading the book “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen Ambrose.  This circuit will take you over the miles the Corps of Discovery covered from St. Louis, Missouri to Astoria, Oregon.

 


GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MT

June 15, 2018 to June 25, 2018

Hosts

Gwendolyn Toney, 707-477-3429 and Garth Bacon 408-207-2492

Activity Ideas

Sightseeing throughout the park. This is an opportunity to see Grizzly Bears, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Marmots, Columbia Ground Squirrels and maybe an elusive Moose. The rivers and lakes are spectacular, and the hiking opportunities are endless. Not to mention the glaciers, of course! Travel to Whitefish to souvenir shop, ride the zip line or barrel down the slope in an alpine sled. There is dancing in Columbia Falls and other locations around the area. Walk the downtown area of Kalispell for some great Montana history, good food, great coffee, and the best ice cream ever! Father’s Day - June 17.

Parking Location

6/15/2018 thru 6/23/2018 we will be parking at the following location:

We have reserved the group site EME2 at Emery Bay Campground for June 15-23. We can fit 15 motorhomes and 75 people. Emery Bay Campground is just 15 miles southwest of the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park.

Directions and Other Information

Take 89 North to Browning. Turn West on Hwy 2 to Martin City. Take the road South to East Hungry Horse Dam, approx. 6 miles to Emery Bay Campground. Once in the park take Road 10148C to group site EME2. PLEASE notify Gwendolyn at gwentoney@aol.com or call 707-477-3429 so that she can save you a space.
Glacier has spigot to fill water bottles, NO water for RVs. NO dump either. Free dump and potable water at Cenex Gas Station Whitefish. 6585 U.S. 93 South Whitefish, Montana, USA 48.399571  -114.334199  Dump behind the station, enter from 13th ST. E. Propane $2.99

GPS Coordinates

N48.3340151, W113.9517616 - Click on link to see Google Map

When you come into the campground you will NOT need to stop for any paperwork. Drive straight to the gated road that leads to the two group sites. Go to the right once inside the Group Camp gate. Garth and I will be there and will be able to help you park. (See Emery Bay Campground TOPO Attached)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  ARRIVE WITH EMPTY GRAY AND BLACK TANKS AND ENOUGH WATER FOR 8 DAYS. The Campground has a spigot to fill water bottles, there is NO water for RVs or RV dump. There is a free dump and potable water at the Cenex Gas Station in Whitefish, 6585 U.S. 93 South Whitefish, Montana, USA. The dump is behind the station, enter from 13th ST. E. Cenex also has Propane for $2.99 (as of last week)

Whitefish Bay Dump/Fill GPS Coordinates N48.399571  W114.334199

6/23/2018 thru 6/25/2018 we will be parking at the following location:

Parking Location

Flathead County Fairground, 7th Ave West N, Kalispell, Montana 59901 (about 30 miles from Emery Bay)  $15 dry camping and $20 electric. They have new bathrooms with showers

GPS Coordinates N48.2043537, W114.3300561

Directions and Other Information

Take US-2 E to N Meridian Rd, turn left on N Meridian Rd, destination will be on the right (See Flathead County Fairground Map Attached)

 

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MISSOULA, MT (Parking Location Change)

June 25, 2018 to July 6, 2018
Hosts

Cindy Argauer, (406) 626-5704

Activity Ideas

Missoula has an incredible Farmers’ Market that is a must do. There is also a carousel, the Aerial Fire Depot and the Smokejumper Center that you can’t miss. Missoula is also home to the Osprey, an AAA baseball team, whose games are very fun to attend. Participate in the Fourth of July activities in Missoula.

Parking Location

David Speed’s Towing, 4805 U.S. Highway 93 S, Missoula, MT

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N46.8267907, W114.0723200 - Click on link to see Google Map

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LOLO PASS, MT (Adding Stop)

July 6, 2018 to July 9, 2018

Host

Activity Ideas

Soak in the Lolo Hot Springs.

Parking Location

The Jack Saloon, 7000 Graves Creek Road, Lolo, MT (406) 273-6264

Directions and Other Information

Come full/empty. Dump, water, propane at Centex gas station in Missoula about 2 blocks south of Exit 101 on I-90 (Reserve St./Hwy 93). Then you can continue south on Reserve for a couple miles, turn right on Brooks, and continue to town of Lolo. Take Highway 12 at Lolo and drive west (toward Idaho) to MM 15+. Turn right (north) onto Graves Creek Rd. This is a narrow, dirt road and from Lolo you will be turning right onto it, so go slow. The Jack Saloon is 2.1 miles up this road.

GPS Coordinates

N46.802899, W114.405398


HWY 12 to LEWISTON, ID

July 9, 2018 to July 10, 2018
Activity Ideas

The two lane road between Lolo Pass and Lewiston is 173 miles and should be driven slowly to enjoy. It includes a 71-mile stretch of constant curves alongside the Lochsa, Selway and Clearwater Rivers. This drive may include a stop in Kamiah, ID where Jeanne Walters lives. Information will be updated as soon as possible.

Parking Location
Stop at any of the many Rest Stops on Hwy 12 to make the trip easier.
Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

- Click on link to see Google Map


LEWISTON, ID (Parking Location & Date Change)

July 10, 2018 to July 18, 2018

Host: Christy Young (817)975-7820  cyoungenterprizes@hotmail.com

Activity Ideas

Nez Perce Visitors Center, hike Hells Gate State Park, tour the Discovery Center, hike the pathways along the Snake River, take a walking tour of the amazing artworks in downtown Lewiston, and along the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, kayak the Clearwater River, take a Hells Canyon jet boat ride-RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 3444 Country Club Drive, Lewiston, ID

Directions and Other Information

 

GPS Coordinates

N46.3819535, W117.0429741 - Click on link to see Google Map

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TRI-CITIES, WA (Parking Location and Date Change)

July 18, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Host: Leda Coughlin  (248)895-3706  ledalc@hotmail.com
Activity Ideas

Visit the Sacajawea State Park and Interpretive Center at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia; for information pertaining to the Corps of Discovery and their reception by the Native Americans in 1805. Take a walk or bicycle ride around Howard Amon Park. Tour the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Ride the Gesa Carousel of Dreams. Visit Columbia Park. Hike Badger Mountain. Tour the LIGO Hanford Observatory. Hike the Sacajawea Heritage Trail.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 15 South Colorado Street, Kennewick, WA 99336

Directions and Other Information

The weather may be hot at this time so electrical hook-ups will be greatly desired. There is a small overflow area for latecomers at approx $10/night (w/o electric).

GPS Coordinates

N46.2086698, W119.2215903 - Click on link to see Google Map


RUFUS, OR (Date Change)

July 25, 2018 to August 1, 2018
Host:  Jane Mallioux  (503)703-1946  janem320@gmail.com
Activity Ideas

Tour the Maryhill Museum of Art and Stonehenge. Stop at Gunkel Orchards Fruit Stand in Goldendale, WA for the freshest fruit. Visit the Celilo Falls fishing area. Hike up Descutes River to “very considerable rapids”. Hike the Horsethief Butte Trail to view pictographs.

Parking Location

Parking at BLM, free. Watch for WIN signs

Directions and Other Information

Leave I-84 at exit 109; turn north toward river. Turn left on Rockbeach Ln.
Dump station at Shell Gas Station on 1st St. and Sullivan Lane

GPS Coordinates

45.692939, -120.755368 - Click on link to see Google Map


VANCOUVER, WA (Date Change)

August 1, 2018 to August 13, 2018
Host: Elaine Garbin (970)817-3763  ejgarbin@gmail.com
Activity Ideas

Bike over the mighty Columbia River on two different bridges in a round-trip trek along the water. Spot the elusive western finch and other native birds at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Over the bridge in Portland there is a Saturday Market, the Asian Gardens, Theater, a fountain tour, the Oregon Expo, Ikea, the Oregon Zoo, a beautiful Rose Garden, and Powell’s City of Books; all with easy access on the MAX train.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge 823 Campground, 11605 SE McGillivray Blvd.

Directions and Other Information

Interstate 205 at Mill Plain exit. RV Parking & Hookups for current Elk Members, 15 Sites available with water and electric hookups, dry parking available, showers available in the Lodge. No dump station on site. $20 donation for RV with Hookups/$10 for dry parking.

GPS Coordinates

45.612186, -122.551984 - Click on link to see Google Map


ASTORIA, OR (Parking Location and Date Change)

August 13, 2018 to August 21, 2018
Host:  Randy Ryberg (520)450-8947  randy@graballjaw.com  / Diana Jeanne  (970)231-9721  dianaflyfishing@msm.com
Activity Ideas

Fort Clatsop National Park offers guided kayak trips on the river, call (503) 861-4425 to make reservations and for more information. There are also interpretative events at the Fort; movies; a guided river walk; visitors center; and, surrounding area to learn how The Corps of Discovery lived in 1805-6. Fort Stevens: wreck of the Peter Iredale, beach walks, wild life viewing, WWII military installation, views of the mouth of the Columbia. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center has the only items from The Corps of Discovery in this area; view of the mouth of the Columbia from the Washington side; north of Cape Disappointment is North Head Lighthouse open to public for tours; ship wreck. Seaside and Return of the Salt Makers: first person reenactment of the production of salt for The Corps of Discovery return trip. Astoria: farmers market on Sunday; Astoria Column; Columbia River Maritime Museum; Liberty Theater; Flavel House.

Parking Location
TO BE DETERMINED

Directions and Other Information

GPS Coordinates

- Click on link to see Google Map