Lewis and Clark Across the Mountains

An Engineer Tracks the Trail

This site is the work of Steve Russell, a retired Electrical Engineering professor at Iowa State University, who grew up in the Bitterroots, and who is the co-author of Across the Snowy Ranges: The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Idaho and Western Montana…

  Recording Data on the Lolo Trail


Lolo Trail Map Lolo Trail Map

Join the Corps of Discovery as they traverse the Lolo Trail in 1805

  • Travel back in time 200 years.
  • View the difficult mountain ranges as the explorers saw them.
  • Map their actual path across the Bitter Root Mountains.
  • See the actual trail traveled by the expedition.
  • Visit some of their campsites.
  • Experience their desperation to get through the mountains.

Read the introduction by clicking on the scroll to the left or immediately begin the journey by clicking on the map.

Self Discovery Experience on the Lolo trail Read about Historic Preservation
Touring the Route of Lewis and Clark


1997-98 Steve F. Russell. All Rights Reserved (Rev 03/25/98)


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