On The Trail  LbNA # 4657

Placed DateJul 7 2003
Location???, MT
Found By ???
Last Found Mar 12 2013
Hike Distance?

On The Trail
July 27,1805
Fort Rock
Lewis & Clark

Note: On 1/21/2007 we received a note advising that both letterboxes were in place but since it was snowy and icy getting to #2 box was pretty scary. Be cautious! When we planted it, Meriwether said that spot could be a problem.

Find Fort Rock and proceed to the west end. Climb up to the metal 4-sided information stand. Find two areas. First locate Lewis Rock as this will be the location of the second letterbox. Second locate the closest Juniper at 20 degrees as this is the location of the first letterbox. Proceed to that Juniper and look under a pile of rocks on the south east side under the limbs of that tree. After stamping in proceed to the metal 4-sided information stand on Lewis Rock. From the 4-sided stand locate the start of a crack between two rocks at 7 paces due east. Follow the crack down or carefully go around to the left side of the rocks to where the crack ends. Carefull this brings you close to the edge. The letterbox is hidden under a small over hang covered by movable rocks. Who is the person that is represented on the stamp? Probably one of the most important men of his era as he figured out how to pay France for the land you are standing on.

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