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  1. LewisNClark

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    "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 known 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-Dimensional 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 American history.

    Typical page from the book:

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    US Map of the Lewis and Clark Trail:
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    Maps of the trail and campsites are provided for display on an Ipad, netbook or laptop during travels.
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    GPS coorinates of campsites and other sites mentioned in their Journals for downloading to a GPS Unit.
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    Garmin Nuvi (Yes, the cheapest street GPS will get you to or near these campsites).
    Garmin 60CSX
    Garmin 62S
    Garmin 62SC
    Garmin 62STC
    Garmin 76CSX
    Garmin 78S
    Garmin 78SC
    Garmin Nuvi 500
    Garmin Nuvi 550
    Garmin Zumo 220
    Garmin Zumo 660
    Garmin Zumo 665
    Garmin Montana 600
    Garmin Montana 650
    Garmin Montana 650T

    Lemhi Pass: (over 1,000 photographs within the text of the book).
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    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.
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    Museums along the Trail: The GPS coordinates include not only campsites but other significant sites, museums, rock formations, etc along the Trail.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    Piramid Rock Road: (Yep, Clark's misspelling 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.

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

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    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.

    Effective August 18, 2016 - we now provide the entire book and 100 pages of maps on an SD card. This change in media cut our cost dramatically in shipping, packaging and reproduction cost. Through Aug 30, 2016 the entire package on SD card is $39.50. (All proceeds from book sales are used to sponsor further documentation of the L & C Trail.)

    CD Version says the same price.

    The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today. $49.50

    The book is available on a CD or MicroSD card 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 or MicroSD card so you can easily download the GPS /GPX files to most any GPS unit OR SD card for convenient travels.

    To order email LewisNClarkTrail@GMail.com

    LewisNClarkTrail@Gmail.com

    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 donated to continue the documentation of the Lewis & Clark Trail.

    Reader Comments about “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today”

    “After many hours of traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail in Missouri, I’m amazed at the depth of your publication. I have all your coordinates for Missouri downloaded to my Garmin and I’ve previously driven past dozens of campsites and that I did not even know existed. Thanks for your phenomenal contribution to preserving the Trail. Keith Morgan, St Louis, Missouri

    “I’ve always wanted to travel the Trail but did not know where to start. Your book and GPS coordinates were exactly what I needed for our RV trip last summer.” Travis Holcomb, Denver, Colorado

    “You’ve actually modernized the 1809 version of the “Lewis and Clark Journals”. I would wholeheartedly recommend your book to anyone interested in the Lewis and Clark trail. I had no idea there was a campsite three miles from my home until I saw it in your book.” Ray S. – Hampton, Montana

    “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today” is exactly what our customers are looking far. So many of our visitors are in RV’s or on motorcycles. They are almost always following the Lewis and Clark Trail and many or not looking for a lengthy book but just want to travel along the Trail.” Jo Ann Thiebolt – Bookstore Owner - Portland, Oregon

    “This pictorial book is absolutely amazing. I loved the story and really felt like I learned more from this book than anything else I have ever read.The pictures and stories are both inspiring and very educational.” W.Morris, New Jersey

    “This book is very informative and really gave me the inspiration to start my own adventure next spring. The photography and story are simply incredible.” Keith Hinton, St Louis, MO

    “I enjoyed the narrative and pictures immensely. I applaud the work you and others are doing in documenting and protecting the historic Lewis and Clark Trail.” Carl Jorgensen - Carmichael, CA.

    “A parent of one of my students gave me your book recently and it is now approved reading for my 8th grade American History class. You’ve produced an outstanding record of one of the most significant events in American history.” Susan G. - Jacksonville, FL

    “I loved the visual portrayal in the book. For me, the photo’s made me feel like I was along for the ride. After reviewing your story I now have the motivation to start my own trip this year. “ Amanda T. High School History Teacher

    “One of the most significant Lewis and Clark publications in the past 10 years. This extensive photography of the actual campsites as they appear today has got to be a first. As a family of enthusiasts, I’ve given a copy of your book to all four of my children. Ralph M. – Missoula, MT.

    The trail as it appears today from Camp Dubois near St Louis to Fort Clatsop on the Pacific. “This is without doubt the most extensive visual library of the Lewis and Clark Trail... a must see for every enthusiast.”Dr. Charles Musselman, Huntsville, AL.

    “Our museum has been selling “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today” DVD and week after week it is our most popular gift and bookstore item. We have the DVD running all day and when customer walk in, it is the first place they stop.” Vivian G. Yankton, South Dakota.

    “Our bookstore has your pictorial CD by the cash register. Unlike books and many other items, we never have to toss soiled or damaged merchandise. If other bookstore are looking for a “winner” have them call us. Martha S. – St Charles, MO.

    “Some advice for other bookstores along the Lewis and Clark Trail. We have your “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today” picture DVD running on a laptop computer in our store everyday. It’s consistently our number one seller.” Janice Reeves, Bookstore Manager, Montana.

    "...bought your CD book on AdvRider website. Never used a GPS in my life but bought a used Nuvi in the flea market and followed your 3 step simple instructions and did all of the Trails in Idaho, Oregon and Washington last summer on a $50 GPS. What a HOOT! Thanks for making the book and GPS coordinates. I'm headed to Montana next summer." P. Baker, Bend, OR.
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    Over 1,000 GPS coordinates have been added to EasyGPS file format that now allows downloading waypoints to practically any GPS unit.
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    Wow, what an incredible amount of work. Great project! :freaky
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    Well over 8 years of putting the information together...


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    Has anyone purchased this?Any feed back from a user?
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    Over 2,000 copies of the book have been shipped and we averagel 10,000 people viewing our 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.

    LewisNClark

    LewisNClarkTrail@gmail.com
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    Okay, this is just plain cool!
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    Email sent. Great work.
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    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.
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    All the CD's are in the mail.

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    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
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    Campsites in your 'hood. Note 9/14/1805 where they ate a horse.
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    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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    Awesome project. Thanks for putting in the time and effort to put this all together. :clap
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    3-July-1806:
    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 ¼ 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).

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    Yep, that is directly west of my house maybe 2 or 3 miles, I'm going to check out those coordinates asap.

    Undaunted Courage was one of my favorite books ever.
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    Living in the Gateway City, at the start of the expedition, and having read the Journals, Undaunted Courage, and spent untold hours exploring in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, I am jumping for joy! :clap This is a fantastic electronic addition to my collection of information.

    PM sent....

    The long range plan to retrace the route just got better. Many, many thanks!
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    Great Book but a real tough read with all the (time) period phrasing and spelling! It sure beat watching Fred McMurray and Charlton Heston duke it out in Far Horizons though! :lol3

    PM sent for ordering info! :thumb
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    A number of PMs and emails have asked me to layout reasonable mileage routes to take on the Lewis and Clark Trail. The following three maps start and end at key historical sites and are each roughly 3,000 miles (one way :evil ). Each map provides their share of asphalt and off-road trails. Depending on where you live and the distance that is from the trail. One of the below maps could be a choice for a starting point.

    This map runs along the roads paralleling their campsites and covers both the west and east routes combined. The 3rd map includes Lewis and Clark's separate routes home. They reunited at Reunion Bay, North Dakota.

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    Very scenic route and contains the most campsites of the entire Trail. Missouri Breaks are amazing and a must see but are a challenge to get to.

    The most scenic portion of the trail. The horseshoe (SEE BELOW) of their route is where they screwed up and lost their direction, but provides one of the most scenic areas of the Trail. The Lolo Trail is a must and my favorite part of the entire trail. Lemhi Pass and Gibbons Pass are also a must see. Ms. Angles store in Tendoy, ID a worth while stop.


    Reader Comments about “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today”

    “After many hours of traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail in Missouri, I’m amazed at the depth of your publication. I have all your coordinates for Missouri downloaded to my Garmin and I’ve previously driven past dozens of campsites and that I did not even know existed. Thanks for your phenomenal contribution to preserving the Trail. Keith Morgan, St Louis, Missouri

    “I’ve always wanted to travel the Trail but did not know where to start. Your book and GPS coordinates were exactly what I needed for our RV trip last summer.” Travis Holcomb, Denver, Colorado

    “You’ve actually modernized the 1809 version of the “Lewis and Clark Journals”. I would wholeheartedly recommend your book to anyone interested in the Lewis and Clark trail. I had no idea there was a campsite three miles from my home until I saw it in your book.” Ray S. – Hampton, Montana

    “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today” is exactly what our customers are looking far. So many of our visitors are in RV’s or on motorcycles. They are almost always following the Lewis and Clark Trail and many or not looking for a lengthy book but just want to travel along the Trail.” Jo Ann Thiebolt – Bookstore Owner - Portland, Oregon

    “This pictorial book is absolutely amazing. I loved the story and really felt like I learned more from this book than anything else I have ever read. The pictures and stories are both inspiring and very educational.” W.Morris, New Jersey

    “This book is very informative and really gave me the inspiration to start my own adventure next spring. The photography and story are simply incredible.” Keith Hinton, St Louis, MO

    “I enjoyed the narrative and pictures immensely. I applaud the work you and others are doing in documenting and protecting the historic Lewis and Clark Trail.” Carl Jorgensen - Carmichael, CA.

    “A parent of one of my students gave me your book recently and it is now approved reading for my 8th grade American History class. You’ve produced an outstanding record of one of the most significant events in American history.” Susan G. - Jacksonville, FL

    “I loved the visual portrayal in the book. For me, the photo’s made me feel like I was along for the ride. After reviewing your story I now have the motivation to start my own trip this year. “ Amanda T. High School History Teacher

    “One of the most significant Lewis and Clark publications in the past 10 years. This extensive photography of the actual campsites as they appear today has got to be a first. As a family of enthusiasts, I’ve given a copy of your book to all four of my children. Ralph M. – Missoula, MT.

    The trail as it appears today from Camp Dubois near St Louis to Fort Clatsop on the Pacific. “This is without doubt the most extensive visual library of the Lewis and Clark Trail... a must see for every enthusiast.”Dr. Charles Musselman, Huntsville, AL.

    “Our museum has been selling “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today” DVD and week after week it is our most popular gift and bookstore item. We have the DVD running on an IPad all day and when customer walk in, it is the first place they stop.” Vivian G. Yankton, South Dakota.

    “Our bookstore has your pictorial DVD by the cash register. Unlike books and many other items, we never have to toss soiled or damaged merchandise. If other bookstore are looking for a “winner” have them call us. Martha S. – St Charles, MO.

    “Some advice for other bookstores along the Lewis and Clark Trail. We have your
    “The Lewis and Clark Trail, Today” book running on a computer in our store everyday. It is consistently our number one seller.” Janice Reeves, Bookstore Manager, Montana.

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