April 27, 1805
Meriwether Lewis

... altho' game is very abundant and gentle, we only kill as much as is necessary for food. I believe that two good hunters could conveniently supply a regiment with provisions.

April 27, 1805
John Ordway

a clear and pleasant morning.   we aranged our loading in the perogues and Set off about 9 oClock, proceeded on passed a beautiful level plain which lay between the river Missourie & River Roshjone, about 12 oC. the wind rose So high from the N.W. and the Sand flew So thick from the Sand bars that we halted about 1 oClock, to wait untill the wind abates, at a bottom of large scatering timber on the N.S.   about 4 oClock the wind abated So that we proceeded on till dusk, and Camped [About a mile below and opposite the village of Nohly, MT.] at a bottom covered with Small timber on the N.S. came only about 10 miles to day.   the current Swift.--

April 27, 1805
Patrick Gass

About 9 o'clock in the forenoon we renewed our voyage.  The day was fine, but on account of a strong wind we were obliged at 1 to halt, till 4, when we again went on; and having this day made 8 miles, encamped on the North side.

April 27, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

We were delayed overhawling the Loads on board the pettyaugers till about 9 o'Clock A.M.  The weather being clear and pleasant; when we proceeded on our Voyage, and passed a handsome Priari, lying on the South side of the Mesouri River, in which lay a handsome Pond of Water, this Pond was wide and very long, One of our Hunters that was out Yesterday in formed us, that at the upper end of it, that it was almost cover'd with Geese [Probably Canada Goose, Branta canadensis.], Swans [Either Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator; or Tundra, or Whistling Swan, C. columbianus.]  & other Water fowl, We stopped at One o'Clock A.M. [P.M.] to dine in a bottom, cover'd with Cotton wood Trees, lying on the North side of the River, shortly after the Wind blew so hard a head, from the Westward that we were delayed from starting till 4 o'Clock P.M.  we then got underway, and in the Evening, we encamped on the South side of the River Mesouri, having had a strong current against us, we came onely 8 Miles this day.--  [Again both Ordway and Gass disagrees with Whitehouse in regards to which side of the Missouri they camped.]