Lewis & Clark In OR LbNA # 6423
|Placed Date||Nov 10 2003|
|Last Update||May 8 2012|
*** Part of my Lewis & Clark Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
Lewis and Clark entered Oregon in mid-October, 1805 as they traveled down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. They established winter quarters near Astoria by building Fort Clatsop in December, 1805, and remained there until starting for home on March 23, 1806. Along the way they passed present-day Hat Rock State Park, The Dalles and Columbia River Gorge. In early November, 1805 they camped and explored near the mouth of the Sandy River where it spills into the Columbia River. Today this area is Lewis & Clark State Recreation Site and is home to this microbox.
Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area Park is 16 miles east of Portland. From I84 East, take exit #18 and turn left onto Crown Point Hwy. and follow signs to the park. Park at the north end of the parking lot.
Go to the Lewis & Clark sign at the north end of the parking lot to read about their visit. Then find the Lewis & Clark Nature Trail nearby and head east on it past the picnic area. At the fork to the bathroom, continue going straight for about 100 yards to another fork in the trail. Go right for about 50 yards until you come to a shed on your right. Look left (south) for a small path leading to several fern-covered rocks. Go 5 steps on this path and look down to the left for a metal "M" sign. The microbox is under this sign. You may have to brush leaves away to see the sign. Please rehide the box well.