April 24, 1805
Meriwether Lewis

The wind blew so hard during the whole of this day, that we were unable to move. ... Soar eyes is a common complaint among the party. I believe it origenates from the immence quantities of sand which is driven by the wind from the sandbars of the river in such clouds that you are unable to discover the opposite bank of the river in many instances. ... so penitrating is this sand that we cannot keep any article free from it; in short we are compelled to eat, drink, and breath it very freely. my pocket watch, is out of order, she will run only a few minutes without stoping. I can discover no radical defect in her works, and must therefore attribute it to the sand, with which, she seems plentifully charged, notwithstanding her cases are double and tight.

April 24, 1805
John Ordway

Clear and cold.  The wind high from the N. W. so that we had to delay here all this day.   we dryed and aired some of the loading which had got wet yesterday.   Severall of the party went out a hunting.    they killed Several buffaloe Elk deer &.c.   one of them found Several young wolf papppies and brought them to camp.  the wods got on fire.

April 24, 1805
Patrick Gass

This was a clear day, but the wind blew so hard down the river we could not proceed.   While we lay here some of the men went to see some water at a distance which appeared like a river or small lake.  In the afternoon they returned, and had found it only the water of the Missouri, which had run up a bottom.  One of the men caught six young wolves and brought them in, and the other men killed some elk and deer. [The captains report these were wolves "of the small kind", apparently coyotes.]

April 24, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

This day we had Clear weather; but the Wind still blowing from the North West (ahead Wind) that we lay by, at the place we encamped the last night.  A party of our Men were sent out a hunting.  They returned in the Evening, they had met with great succees, having kill'd a considerable number of Buffalo, Elk and Deer, one of the party brought in with him 6 Young Wolves [Coyotes], which he caught.--   The Country where we encamped, is a Rich & level land, being priaries with some Wood land, lying on the back of them.--  The growth of the Wood land being chiefly Cotton Wood, Walnut & Wild Cherry.--  all very large sized.--