In my walk of this day, which was through the wooded bottoms and on the hills for several miles back from the river . . . I Saw the remains of two Indian incampments with wide beeten tracks leading to them. Those were no doubt the Camps of the Ossinnaboin Indians (a Strong evidence is hoops of Small Kegs were found in the incampments). No other nation on the river above the Sioux make use of Spiritious licquer. . . .
The River Continues wide and the current jentle not more rapid than the Current of the Ohio in middle state. The bottoms are wide and low and the moist parts of them Contain Som wood such as cotton, Elm & Small ash, willow, rose bushes &c. &c. &. . . . The hills are high broken in every direction, and the mineral appearance of Salts Continue to appear in a greater perportion, also Sulpher, Coal & bitumous water in a Smaller quantity.
I saw Buffalow on the L. S. Crossed and dureing the time dinner killed a Bull, which was pore, we made use of the best of it.
Capt. Lewis walked out . . . and killed an Elk which he found So meager that it was not fit for use, and joined the boat at Dusk on the S. S. opposit a high hill Several parts of which had Sliped down. On the side of those hills we Saw two white bear [grizzlies] running from the report of Capt. Lewis Shot. Those animals assended those Steep hills with Supprising ease & verlocity.