The Journals of Lewis & Clark: Lewis, October 31, 1804

Lewis, October 31, 1804

Wednesday October 31st

The river being very low and the season so far advanced that it frequently shuts up with ice in this climate we determined to spend the Winter in this neighbourhood, accordingly Capt. Clark with a party of men reconnoitred the countrey for some miles above our encampment; he returned in the evening without having succeed in finding an eligible situation for our purpose.-