July 13, 1806
Meriwether Lewis

removed above to my old station opposite the upper point of the white bear island. [Information regarding White Bear Island camp; see June 18, 1805, located on the east bank of the Missouri.]  <had> formed our camp and set Thompson &c at work to complete the geer for the horses.  had the cash opened [Information regarding the cache at the upper portage camp; see June 26, July 9 & 10, 1805.]    found my bearskins entirly destroyed by the water, the river having risen so high that the water had penitrated.  all my specimens of plants also lost.    the Chart of the Missouri fortunately excaped. [This map has not been located. See June 27, 1805.]  opened my trunks and boxes and exposed the articles to dry.  found my papers damp and several articles damp.  the stoper had come out of a phial of laudinum and the contents had run into the drawer and distroyed a gret part of my medicine in such manner that it was past recovery.  waited very impatiently for the return of Drewyer.  he did not arrive.  Musquetoes excessively troublesome insomuch that without the protection of my musquetoe bier I should have found it impossible to wright a moment.  the buffaloe are leaving us fast and passing on the the S. East.  Killed a buffaloe picker [Brown-Headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, so called because it picks ticks and other pests from the backs of the buffalo and cattle; not a new species.]   a beatifull bird.

July 13, 1806
Patrick Gass

The morning was pleasant, and we moved about a mile up to our old encampment; opened a deposit we had made here and found some things spoiled; and the other man [Drouillard] that went to look for the horses not being returned we remained here all day airing and sunning the baggage and stores. the musketoes torment us very much, and the wolves continually howl night and day around our camp.

July 13, 1806
William Clark

at 5 oClock Set out

from the 3 forks at the head of Missouri

Courses distance &c

S. 85o E   6 Miles to Galletins river, passed over Some ridges, the river Some <distance> makeing a bend to the S W. Camped on the N.W. Side    passed through an open Smooth plain   the hills Sides contains a hard white rock which lies in a Slopeing position and Shows only in places    Several roads leading to my left hand--

July 13, 1806
William Clark

Set out early this morning and proceded on very well to the enterance of Madicines river at our old Encampment of the 27th July last   at 12 where I found Sergt. Pryor and party with the horses, they had arived at this place one hour before us.   his party had killed 6 deer & a white bear   I had all the horses driven across Madecine & gallitines rivers and halted to dine and let the horses feed imediately below the enterance of Gallitine. [The junction of the Jefferson and Madison Rivers about two miles northeast of Three Forks, MT.] had all the baggage of the land party taken out of the Canoes and after dinner the 6 Canoes and the party of 10 men under the direction of Sergt. Ordway set out. [Ordway proceeded down the Missouri with the canoes to the Great Falls; with him were Collins, Colter, Cruzatte, Howard, LePage, Potts, Weiser, Whitehouse, and Willard.]     previous to their departur[e] I gave instructions how they were to proceed &c. I also wrote to Capt Lewis by Sergt. Ordway--.  My party now Consists of the following persons Viz: Sergeant N. Pryor, Jo. Shields, G. Shanon William Bratton, Labiech, Windsor, H. Hall, Gibson, Interpreter Shabono his wife & child and my man york; with 49 horses and a colt. the horses feet are very sore and Several of them can Scercely proceed on.  at 5. P.M I Set out from the head of Missouri at the 3 forks, and proceeded on nearly East 4 miles and Encamped on the bank of Gallitines River which is a butifull navigable Stream. [Clark's route was actually closer to southeast than east. He camped on the north side of the Gallatin River about one mile east of Logan, MT.]  I also observe beaver and Several otter in galletines river as I passed along.  Gibson killed an otter the fur of which was much longer and whiter than any which I had Seen.  Willard killed 2 deer this morning.   all the meat I had put into the Canoes except a Sufficiency for Supper.  The Country in the forks between Gallitins and Madisens rivers is a butifull leavel plalin Covered with low grass.--  on the lower or N E. Side of Gallitins river the Country rises gradually to the foot of a mountain which runs nearly parrelal.  those plains are indefferant or the Soil of which is not very rich they are Stoney & Contain Several Stratas of white rock.  the Current of the river is rapid and near the mouth contains Several islands, it is navigable for Canoes.  I saw Several Antelope Common Deer, wolves, beaver, Otter, Eagles, hawks, Crows, wild gees both old and young, does &c. &c.  I observe Several leading roads which appear to pass to a gap of the mountain in a E. N E. direction about 18 or 20 miles distant. [This gap is Flathead Pass in the Bridger Range leading easterly to the valley of Shields River. The Flatheads and Bannocks commonly passed this way to hunt buffalo on the plains.] The indian woman who has been of great Service to me as a pilot through this Country recommends a gap in the mountain more South which I shall cross.--. [Bozeman Pass; See July 15, 1806.]

July 13, 1806
John Ordway

a clear morning.   the canoe & 2 men went on a head.   we Set out as usal and proceeded on down   passd. large timbred bottoms    about 12 oClock we arived at our last years Camp on 27 & 28 July little above the 3 forks    Joined the rest of the party with the horses and had got here only one hour before us   they had killed a deer and one antelope and had wounded a white bear.   we all proceeded to the 3 forks of Missouri crossed the men & baggage and Swam the horses to all to the South Side of gallintines River where we dined below the forks   the canoe that was a hunting came up    they had killed two deer.   we delayed about 2 hours     Capt. Clark & party leaves us hear to cross over to the River Roshjone. So we parted I and 9 [Collins, Colter, Cruzatte, Howard, LePage, Potts, Weiser, Whitehouse and Willard] more proceeded on down the river with the canoes verry well.   the wind a head So we halted little before night. Collins killed 2 large fat bucks and P. Cruzatte killed a deer & Colter killed a large beaver & good fur though the Season is over for them to have good fur in the Southern parts. the Musquetoes more troublesome than ever we have seen them before.  the hunters Saw large gangs of Elk in this valley.--