Wednesday, May 01, 1805
Meriwether Lewis

game is abundant. the country appears much more pleasant and fertile than that we have passed for several days; the hills are lower, the bottoms wider, and better stocked with timber, which consists principally of cottonwood, not however of large size; the under-growth willow on the verge of the river and sandbars, rose bushes, red willow and the broad leafed willow in the bottom lands; the high country on either side of the river is one vast plain, intirely destitute of timber, but is apparently fertile, consisting of a dark rich mellow looking lome. ... the Missouri plover, ...

May 01, 1805
William Clark

(Among the day's occurrences Clark notes a minor tragedy. One of the men shot the Indian dog, that had joined the party several days earlier, because "he would steal their cooked provision.")

May 01, 1805
John Ordway

a clear pleasant morning, but cold.   we Set off at Sun rise.   the wind from the East.   we Sailed on verry well passed broken bluffs and round knobs on the S.S. and bottoms covrd with cottonwood timber on each Side of the River and the hills in general are not so high as they have been below and the country is more pleasant, and the timber is gitting pleantier.   about 12 oClock the wind rose So high that the Small canoes could not go on without fillling.   we halted at a bottom covd with timber on S.S.   one of the canoes lay on the opposite Shore [Whitehouse and one other expedition member.]  and could not cross the water ran so high.  Some men went out in this bottom a hunting & killed one buffaloe one Deer & a Goose & 2 beaver also.    the wnd continued So high that we delay and Camped [Near Elkhorn Point, MT.] for the night.   the sd cannoe lay on the opposite Side all night.   came only 10 miles to day.

May 01, 1805
Patrick Gass

We set out early in a cool morning; and went on till 12 o'clock, when the wind rose so high, that our small canoes could not stand the waves.  We made only 10 miles this day.

May 01, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

a clear pleasant morning but cold.   we Set off at Sun rise, the wind from the East.   we Sailed Some.   we passed high bluffs & round knowbs on the S.S. and bottoms of timber on each Side of the River.   the hills in general are not So high as they have been below, the country more pleasant, and the timber more pleanty.  about 12 oClock the wind rose So high that we wer oblidged to halt in a bottom of timber on the South side.   one cannoe lay on the opposite Shore & could not cross.  I and one more was in the cannoe and ware obledged to lay out all night without any blanket.   it being verry cold I Suffered verry much.   Some of the party went out to hunt.   they killed one buffaloe one Deer 2 beaver and one Goose.   the party camped opposite to where I lay all night     the man who was with me killd a Deer.   (came only 10 miles to day)

May 01, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

We set off at day light this morning, the weather being cool and pleasant, and the Wind blowing from the Eastward, we proceeded on Sailing, and passed some high bluffs, and round Nobs,--   lying on the South side of the River; and bottoms of fine land lying on both sides of the River, covered with Timber, the hills being not so high as those below, The country appearing more pleasant, and Timber'd land more plenty; At 12 o'Clock A.M. we came too, (the wind being so high) and Stopped in a bottom of Timber'd lands, lying on the South side of the River,--  One of our Canoes stipping on the opposite side of the River, on account of the Wind, where she lay all night, the Men in it suffering much, on account of the Cold; Some of the party went out hunting, and killed One Buffalo, One deer, 2 Beaver, and a Goose; The Men that was with the Canoe killed a Deer.--    we encamped at this place having come 15 Miles this day.--