June 12, 2019

#168 Lewis and Clark Trail

Thomas Jefferson sent two Virginians, Merriweather Lewis and William Clark, to lead an expedition to find a navigable route to the Pacific Ocean. It took over two years and (if ever you doubted how badass women are) Sacagawea gave birth to a son along the way.

A lot of attention is paid to the last leg of the expedition – The Columbia River Gorge.  It is a stunning 80 miles filled with waterfalls, and lush vegetation, including Multnomah Falls – the second highest in the United States.