Lewis and Clark Across the Mountains
An Engineer Tracks the Trail

  This site is the work of Steve Russell, a professor of Electrical Engineering 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.

Read about Historic Preservation
Touring the Route
of Lewis and Clark

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