Lewis & Clark In ID LbNA # 9917
|Placed Date||Aug 1 2004|
|Last Update||Oct 15 2009|
*** Part of my Lewis & Clark Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 400 yards RT)
From September 12-21, 1805, Lewis and Clark followed the Lolo Trail, a historic Indian trade and hunting route, across the Bitterroot Mountains to the Clearwater River. They returned by this route in 1806, and the Lolo Trail is now a National Historic Landmark. Today you can roughly follow this trail by traveling Highway 12 along the Wild and Scenic Lochsa River. The two-lane highway winds through a narrow canyon between forest and river, with Lewis and Clark interpretive signs and picnic areas along the route. The Lolo Pass Visitor Center is a great place to stop for information, and to find this microbox.
From Lowell, Idaho, head east on Hwy 12 for about 70 miles to the Lolo Pass Visitor Center near the Montana border. Park in the lot.
Walk behind the Visitor Center to the Wetland Trail. Cross the bridge and head southeast past the Wetland Trail sign to a boardwalk. After crossing the boardwalk you will come to a jct. Go right and continue past one bench and stop at the second bench on the left. Turn left (south) onto a small dirt trail and walk about 20 steps. Look right (southwest) for 2 medium and 1 small tree growing together about 5 steps off the trail. The microbox is hidden on their right side base under a rock and pine needles. Please re-cover well.