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LewisNClark 07-01-2009 05:40 PM

Lewis and Clark Book available.

"The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today"

This book is the only publication that has ever documented the daily travels and GPS coordinates of the Lewis and Clark Trail. The CD PDF book provides 870+ pages of detail descriptions of the day-by-day travels of the Lewis and Clark Trail and over 1,000 photos of their campsites. Each day of their travels is listed with the “Date”, “Main Events of the day” and a picture of most of the campsites and sites they described in their Journals. Every know mile of their travels are provided with a Map showing the way. The book includes paperless map images that can be printed or even better, looked at on an IPad or laptop from your vehicle or motorcycle, making for a very convenient travel tool. Being in a PDF you can search for any subject by simply entering the "word".

The book was recently presented at the Smithsonian Natural History - Western History Trail Museum and been displayed at numerous Lewis and Clark Intrepretive Museums across the country.

From the list of over 1,000 GPS coordinates, click any campsite and select the view option in EasyGPS and the items connect to Bling to display a satellite, road map, or 3-Dimentional view of the actual site. The GPS coordinates are of the entire Lewis and Clark Trail and can be selected and downloaded to almost any GPS units. (Requires EasyGPS, FREE off the internet.)

Anyone with the desire to follow the entire Lewis and Clark Trail or just a small part of it will find this tool invaluable. If you simply want to see the Trail, the “View” option will allow you to sit at your desk and view the satellite images of the roads, trails, mountains, and rivers of what many feel was the most significant adventure in America’s history.

Typical page from the book:

US Map of the Lewis and Clark Trail:

Maps of the trail and campsites are provided for display on an Ipad, netbook or laptop during travels.

GPS coorinates of campsites and other sites mentioned in their Journals for downloading to a GPS Unit.

Lemhi Pass: (over 1,000 photographs within the text of the book.

Lemhi Pass: The 3D view of the GPS coordinates provides a scenic aerial view of this amazing dirt road that traverses the Pass into Idaho.

Lewis’ first contact with the Shoshoi tribe: This actual site has been debated for 200 years but the GPS coordinates provide strong evidence of where the actual site is located on Lemhi Pass Road.

Museums along the Trail: The GPS coordinates include not only campsites but other significant sites, museums, rock formations, etc along the Trail.

Clark’s Overlook Rock: The GPS coordinates take you to the exact foot steps of this towering rock formation. The only site where Lewis and Clark became lost from each other.

Lolo Summit: Without doubt the most challenging portion of the Lewis and Clark travels was the Lolo Trail across the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho. GPS coordinates lead you to each campsite for a hike.

Bear Oil and Root camp: History books discuss this campsite but finding it is a challenge. The Lolo Trail portion of the GPS coordinates take you off Idaho Forest Road 500 to the actual sites of their camps.

First Idaho campsite: After 52,000+ miles of traveling the trail the author found this site this past summer, definitely off the beaten path.

Piramid Rock Road: (Yep, misspelled of Pyramid but the name remains) Many sites are simply geological formations mentioned in the Lewis and Clark Journals. Some of these sites would be very difficult to find without months of research and travel, without the GPS coordinates.

Fort Clatsop: Their final destination, an amazingly scenic site along the Columbia River to the Pacific.

Clark’s gravesite in St Louis: Many GPS coordinates simply compliment the history of one’s travels of the trail. If you are not traveling the trail the GPS coordinates will still allow you to magnify the site and do an aerial view (with GoogleMap or Bling) of the gravesite or campsite.

This new book, "The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today"

Combines modern day longitude and latitude GPS coordinates of the entire westward as well as the Return (Eastward) travels. Each day is documented not only with the with the activities of the day, and when known, turn-by-turn driving directions that accompany the coordinates.

The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today. $49.95

The book is available on a CD but when ordered the book we can sent as a DropBox email right to your PC or Ipad in a matter of minutes. GPS coorinates are shipped on a CD so you can easily download the GPS /GPX files to most any GPS unit OR SD card for convenient travels.

To order email

We will email you a PayPal Invoice almost immediately and DropBox the book to you as soon as the PayPal is paid. So you can be enjoying the book today. GPS coordinates are normally mailed within 24 hours. All proceeds from book sales are used to continue the documentation of the Lewis & Clark Trail.

LewisNClark 12-17-2009 11:38 AM

Update of book offering
Over 1,000 GPS coordinates have been added to EasyGPS file format that now allows downloading waypoints to practically any GPS unit.

PackMule 12-17-2009 02:04 PM

Wow, what an incredible amount of work. Great project! :freaky

LewisNClark 12-18-2009 08:07 AM

If you only knew...
Well over 8 years of putting the information together...


Originally Posted by PackMule
Wow, what an incredible amount of work. Great project! :freaky

Lambo 12-26-2009 08:00 PM

Very Interesting
Has anyone purchased this?Any feed back from a user?

LewisNClark 12-28-2009 04:25 PM

Thanks for your interest

Originally Posted by Lambo
Has anyone purchased this?Any feed back from a user?

Over 2,000 copies of the book have been shipped and we averagel 10,000 people viewing out library of photographs on Smugmug every month.

The Book "The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today" replaces all of our previous CD's.

If you live in the WA area, you live in one of the best ride areas of the L&C Trail...from Astoria, OR over to Missoula, Montana is my favorite part of the trail, especially the Lolo Motoring Hwy. My favorite find in your area is a cave where Sgt Ordway and Colter caught 3 infant bear cubs and spent the day playing with them...there is a marker there now....but way off the beaten path and real hard to find.

The CD Book is sold exclusively at Lewis and Clark better bookstores & museums (like at Cape Disappointment in WA) but sold here on AdvRider at a discounted price.

In my case when I left Astoria (following the return journey) my GPS lead me to each campsite all the way back over the Lolo Trail. GPS coordinates came directly from an interpretation of William Clark's measurements of mileage from campsite to campsite and his writing down of latitude as they traveled. I'd estimate that 95% of the GPS coordinates are very accurate and the other 5% are my interpretation of their description of their campsites in the "Lewis and Clark Journals" that was published in 1809.

The GPS coordinates took three of us 2 1/2 years to complete and is the only such publication. You do need to download EasyGPS (free) to export the GPS file to a GPS unit.

There are currently over 2,000 of the CD books in circulation and at a least 500 were shipped to AdvRiders, professional photographers, and RV enthusiast that are using our GPS files to travel all or parts of the Lewis & Clark Trail.


Boondox 12-28-2009 06:55 PM

Okay, this is just plain cool!

Happy Buddha 12-28-2009 07:11 PM

Email sent. Great work.

LewisNClark 12-29-2009 09:41 AM

Thanks for your comment Boondox

Originally Posted by Boondox
Okay, this is just plain cool!

It is a total surprise that so many people in other countries are buying the GPS CD ("The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today")...especially US military troops in Iraq, Alfganistan, and Europe who plan on doing the Lewis and Clark Trail when they return home.

LewisNClark 12-30-2009 08:13 AM

If you are who I think you are
All the CD's are in the mail.


Originally Posted by Happy Buddha
Email sent. Great work.

ShadyRascal 12-30-2009 08:23 AM

I just now saw this thread. What a great contribution to history. Thanks a ton, I'm going to get one of these CD's since I live right in the middle of it all. :thumb

LewisNClark 12-30-2009 09:45 AM

Your're right - your neighborhood is the place..

Originally Posted by ShadyRascal
I just now saw this thread. What a great contribution to history. Thanks a ton, I'm going to get one of these CD's since I live right in the middle of it all. :thumb

Campsites in your 'hood. Note 9/14/1805 where they ate a horse.

ShadyRascal 12-30-2009 03:02 PM

7-3-06 site is just about on top of my house. I believe that was a lunch stop. Got the GPS numbers on that one?

Makalu 12-30-2009 03:18 PM

Awesome project. Thanks for putting in the time and effort to put this all together. :clap

LewisNClark 12-30-2009 05:54 PM

Must have been across your front yard.
Clark and 22 members of the Expedition - near Victor, Montana

Clark's party members are on horseback. Clark leads the largest party of soldiers and civilians 36 miles to a campsite near today's Hamilton, MT. Potts who had a severely cut leg is in much pain after being bounced on a hard riding horse. There is plenty of deer meat available but they also suffer from the tormenting mosquitoes.

Clark wrote in his journal: "I took my leave of Captain Lewis and the Indians (two Nez Perce guides) and at 8:00 AM set out with 19 men, Interpreter Charbonneau, Sacajawea, and infant (1yr 5 mths old) with 50 horses. Clark heads home to St Louis and on this same day Lewis was headed NE to Cut Bank, MT looking for last chance to find a Northwest Passage, and boundary of the United States and Canadian border.

Location: 9 miles South of Victor, Montana. From Victor, MT go South of Hwy 93, go past Dutch Hill Road & Woodside Cutoff Road. About 1 and mile past these two roads the campsite should be on the right side of the road (heading south) beside a creek that runs under Hwy 93.

N 46.331056
W 114.14682

(Look for flat level area that would hold 22 people in tents and corral 50 horses). Could have been a lunch stop, but those were not documented in their journals. The site above was more than likely a campsite. Erosion frequently changed this area of the trail/river. Clark & party were headed to dig up cached supplies/tools south of Dillon (Camp Fortunate).


Originally Posted by ShadyRascal
7-3-06 site is just about on top of my house. I believe that was a lunch stop. Got the GPS numbers on that one?

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