Deer Creek, May 28, 1806

Deer Creek: "A bad hill"

View north

Deep canyon with a small creek coming down to the Salmon River canyon

Aerial photographs by Jim Wark, using waypoints recommended by Steve L. Russell.

Ordway had little to say about the day's events on May 28, except that "towards evening we descended a bad hill down on a creek, followed it down Some distance and arived at a village where we camped." It is believed that they followed a route down the ridge at left of Deer Creek, and that the village was somewhere above the Salmon River (bottom of photo). Apparently the the salmon had not yet arrived in this part of the river.

 
 

Funded in part by a grant from the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee.