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August 25, 1804, was a stiflingly hot day when members of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery visited Spirit Mound. They came to the site because they had heard that little people with big heads inhabited the mound. At the mound the expedition didn't find any little people, but did find a "most butifull landscape." Years later, the Flood Control Act of 1944, authorized the construction of six main dams in the Missouri River Basin. In addition to flood control, the intent of this act was to provide hydroelectric power. With the damming of the river, most of the sites where the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped or visited are now underwater. There are very few places where a person can stand today and know that Lewis and Clark stood in the same exact location. Spirit Mound is one of those few special sites.

Temprano en la mañana ... 1 de septiembre de 2018 Vida silvestre pacífica y tranquila Comprenda el apego sagrado a los nativos Camina fácil

Si es una noche realmente clara, puede ver el resplandor verde de las luces del norte en la distancia.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Hicimos una excursión a la cima. Es donde Lewis y Clark vieron búfalos y otros animales salvajes durante su expedición. Mucha historia en el área. Bonita pequeña caminata

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mi primera caminata y fue perfecta para un principiante, un pequeño desafío con la colina, pero en general es una pequeña caminata fácil. Muy agradable y una gran vista.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Este sendero ofrece una gran vista del valle del río Missouri desde su cima. Es fácil imaginar el aislamiento que Lewis y Clark debieron sentir a cientos de millas de la civilización. Una parada definitiva de su interés en la historia.