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Old 09-16-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Lewis & Clark Trail

I am in the early stages of planning an expedition to follow Lewis & Clark Trail from roughly St Louis to Astoria, Oregon. Starting spring 2014. 60+ days. I would be interested in teaming up with other Airstreamers ( or other RVs) to travel together. Very open to ideas about where to go, how long to stay, what to see, etc. The next organized Airstream Lewis & Clark tour is in 2015. Adventure Caravans 44 day trip costs about $8000.
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Frank and Debbie - Yay for you! We did this two years ago and had a wonderful time. Don't miss the L&C center in Great Falls, MT. A real highlight. The Lolo Square Dance Center and CG (south of Missoula) is a very nice base camp before you drive up to the Lolo Pass. Missoula also has a big Airstream Dealer in town.
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It's a great trip to make. Though you might not think it, the Adventure Cycling Assn in Missoula has some great maps (the cyclist's bible). The nice thing about them is it puts you on roads that are relatively free of traffic and yet pretty faithful to the 1804 route. Indeed, when you get to the Dakotas you'll find roads actually named 1804 & 1806 that attempt to keep close to the Missouri. The maps also have most of the notable historic sites marked (as do most of the states). Be aware that camping near Williston and that vicinity will be hard as the oil boom has made housing of any kind impossible to find.
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I've not done it in an RV but I rode US 12 across Lolo pass on one of my Harleys a few years ago. The stretch along the Clearwater River is gorgeous, with several nice campgrounds along the way. There is a county park along 12 in Orofino that's right on the river. I pitched my tent there and really liked it. 20 or so miles east in Lowell there are county park campgrounds a ways off of the highway that I would have enjoyed too, had I found them before setting up in Orofino.

You're going to love that trek!
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Take audio "tapes" of Undaunted Courage. It is a great book. We listened to the tapes as we visited all the locations from St. Louis to Astoria.
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I'd read as much history as possible, including story of Sacagawea, and check out PBS special on Lewis & Clark and Voyage of Discovery. Possible you already have, but well worth the background. I wouldn't worry about making firm plans and solid reservations, as there are a lot of places to stay, and it is pretty easy to find places (other than major national parks) on short notice or by arriving before 4 PM..
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We just got back.....

From an 8 day road trip from our home in Oregon to Washington. Fly fishing along the way on the Methow river and the Cowlitz river. Really enjoyed our stay at Lewis and Clark State Park in Winlock, Washington.
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Frank and Debbie - Yay for you! We did this two years ago and had a wonderful time. Don't miss the L&C center in Great Falls, MT. A real highlight. The Lolo Square Dance Center and CG (south of Missoula) is a very nice base camp before you drive up to the Lolo Pass. Missoula also has a big Airstream Dealer in town.
Hmmmm...we live there and bought our first AS from the nice (but inexperienced with AS service) local Msla folks - a big SOB dealer, but not a big AS dealer...we had two AS (total) to pick from when we bought there two years ago. Traveler's Rest in Lolo is the place where you would be advised to stop and get info before travelling over the pass to ID.

We had devastating forest fires along Hwy 12 this past summer ... don't miss Fort Benton on the Missouri River ... old steamboat port of call on the river. Also watch the BB / nat AS org for announcement of the Wild West Fest in Missoula if you are interested in period "living" history.
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I can probably tell you as much as anyone about camping in the stretch between Lolo MT and Lewiston Idaho, along highway 12. Keep me in mind and PM me anytime for information. Highway 12 is part of the route L&C took, and the mountain part is parallel to 12. Lots of good camping in this area.
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Thanks everyone for the great tips. I will be contacting some of you when we are nearer to taking off for more details about your suggestions.
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Sacagawea's grave

it would be out of your way, but we visited Sacagawea's grave in Fort Washakie, WY on our way through WY last year. It's outside of town in a cemetery on the western side. You drive through the small town, another mile past the city cemetery on the right (we searched there). There are no signs other than the one on the main road. You'll see it on top of a hill on the left side of the road. There is some controversy about whether or not she's really buried there, or if it is a relative.
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