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On the Road with Lewis & Clark


A bicycle tour paralleling Lewis & Clark's route mostly following A.C. maps.

2,916 miles (4,694 km) over 71 days from June 3, 2004 to August 12, 2004

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, 1-3 months, Lewis & Clark Trail
Locales: North America, United States, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota
Year: 2004

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/jcbslctour2004

Copyright © 2004-2014 By John Hedden - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2004
Last update: Tuesday December 19, 2006 15:42 (US/Pacific)
40,346 hits since May 3, 2004 (hitcounts updated nightly)
51 pics


Table of Contents

Introduction: One Month To Go

Equipment List: If I want it, I'm taking it!

Logistics

      Day 1: Hartford, IL, to Pere Marquette State Park, IL
      Day 2: Pere Marquette, IL, to St. Charles, MO
      Day 3: St. Charles, MO, to Hermann, MO
      Day 4: Hermann, MO, to Wilton, MO
      Day 5: Wilton, MO, to Arrow Rock State Park, MO
      Day 6: Arrow Rock State Park, MO, to Higginsville, MO
      Day 7: Higginsville, MO, to Excelsior Springs, MO
      Day 8: Excelsior Spgs., MO, to Smithville, MO

Kansas

      Day 9: Smithville, MO, to Troy, KS

Nebraska

      Day 10: Troy, KS, to Indian Cave State Park, NE

Iowa

      Day 11: Indian Cave S.P. NE, to Hamburg, IA
      Day 12: Hamburg, IA, to Manawa State Park, IA, (Council Bluffs)
      Day 13: Lake Manawa S.P., IA, to Lewis & Clark S.P., IA
      Day 14: L & C State Park, IA, to Stone Park S.P., IA

South Dakota

      Day 15: Stone S.P., IA, to Vermillion, SD
      Day 16: Vermillion, SD, to Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area, SD
      Day 17: L & C State Rec. Area, SD, to Pickstown, SD
      Day 18: Pickstown, SD, to Snake Creek R.A., SD,
      Day 19: Snake Creek, R.A., SD, to Chamberlain, SD,
      Day 20: Chamberlain, SD, to Ft. Thompson, SD
      Day 21: Ft. Thompson, SD, to Pierre, SD
      Day 22: Rest Day in Pierre, SD
      Day 23: Pierre to Bob's Resort, SD - an oasis or so we thought
      Day 24: Bob's Resort to Selby, SD (a very friendly place)
      Day 25: Selby to Pollock, SD (John gets in trouble with friendly patrons of local establishment)

North Dakota

      Day 26: Pollock, SD, to Hazelton Rec. Area, ND
      Day 27: Hazelton R.A. to Bismarck, ND
      Day 28: Rest Day - Bismarck
      Day 29: Bismarck to Underwood, ND
      Day 30: Underwood to New Town Marina, ND (C & I's first century or life in a microcosm)
      Day 31: New Town to Williston, ND
      Day 32: Rest Day - Williston

Montana

      Day 33: Williston, ND, to Culbertson, MT
      Day 34: Culbertson to Wolf Pt., MT (Funny Signs)
      Day 35: Wolf Pt. to Nashua, MT
      Day 36: Nashua to Saco, MT
      Day 37: Saco to Malta, MT
      Day 38: Malta to Chinook, MT (an East Coast flavor)
      Day 39: Chinook to Big Sandy, MT (...what do you do when it is 98 and there is no shade?)
      Day 40: Big Sandy to Fort Benton, MT (... but honey, it's the Open Championship)
      Day 41: Day Off Fort Benton, MT, (Good on ya' Todd Hamilton)
      Day 42: Fort Benton to Great Falls, MT (... this flat thing is getting somewhat wearisome)
      Day 43: Great Falls to Holter Lake CG, MT (The lady said, "Uppity, downity, twisty, windy." She didn't say that we had to climb Everest.)
      Day 44: Holter Lake CG to Lincoln, MT (You boys {and girls} got some climbing to do today.)
      Day 45: Lincoln to Lubrecht Experimental Forest ( a funny name for a great place or I must have been very good in a previous life)
      Day 46: Lubrecht to Missoula, MT (I know why Washington crossed the Potomac...)
      Day 47: Hanging in Missoula
      Day 48: Second verse - same as the first
      Day 49: Third verse - same as the first

Idaho

      Day 50: Missoula, MT, to Powell, ID, (The last pass, darn...)
      Day 51: Powell to Lowell, ID, (This shouldn't be happening to me...)
      Day 52: Lowell to Kamiah, ID
      Day 53: Kamiah to Winchester S.P., ID (It's hot!)

Washington

      Day 54: Winchester S.P., ID, to Chief Timothy Park, WA (I thought yesterday was hot...)
      Day 55: Chief Timothy Park to Dayton, WA (You got anything cold to drink?)
      Day 56: Dayton to Walla Walla, WA ( Hey, who turned out the lights?)
      Day 57: Day off in Walla Walla

Oregon

      Day 58: Walla Walla, WA, to Umatilla, OR

Washington - Again

      Day 59: Umatilla, OR, to Roosevelt, WA (What, you want the wind to blow?)

Oregon - Again - And to the End

      Day 60: Roosevelt, WA, to The Dalles, OR
      Day 61: The Dalles to Hood River, OR (We didn't see John Kerry windsurfing.)
      Day 62: Hood River to Corbett, OR (How long can we stretch this out?)
      Day 63: Corbett to St. Helen's, OR ( It hot - again!)
      Day 64: St. Helen's to Westport, OR
      Day 65: Westport to Ft. Stevens S. P., OR (Lewis and Clark ended here, why can't we?)
      Day 66: Ft. Stevens to Seaside, OR (Okay, this is officially it. We can't drag it out any further.)
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