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Lewis and Clark Virtual Ride: Mountain Time Zone

After what has seemed like hundreds of miles of flat prairie I have reached the confluence of the Missouri and Grand Rivers, 100 miles south of Bismarck, North Dakota. One time zone down and two to go! (Google Street View image) Click here for previous posts on my Lewis and Clark virtual ride across America.
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Lewis and Clark Ride photo of the day

A view of the Missouri River as I am arriving at Pierre, S.D.. This view is looking south from the Highway 14 bridge at La Framboise Island, which earned the name “Bad Humor” when Lewis and Clark passed through the region in 1804, due to a couple close calls with the Teton Sioux. (Google Street View image)

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Lewis and Clark Ride photo of the day

A shot of the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre. After one of their horses was stolen by Teton Sioux, the Corps of Discovery set up camp across the Missouri River (near modern-day Fort Pierre) and held council with the Indians. They stayed from Sept. 24-28, 1804 and were quite happy to shove off and leave the “troublesome” warriors behind. (Google Street View image)

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Lewis and Clark Ride photo of the day

Some beautiful hills on Highway 1806 as I close in on Fort Pierre, S.D. (Google Street View image)

Today’s 20-mile ride featured seven miles of hills and was the most climbing I have done to date. This beautiful stretch of road (Highway 1806) parallels the Missouri River on the west bank, and tomorrow I will ride through the state capital and on to Highway 1804. Yes, Hwys. 1804 and 1806 are named to commemorate the years of Lewis and Clark’s expedition. Click here for previous posts on my Lewis and Clark virtual ride across America.

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Lewis and Clark Ride photo of the day

1,000 miles down! At this point (40 miles shy of Pierre, S.D.), I have burned almost 38,000 calories and although I have climbed 19,000 feet of hills, the Missouri River is about 1,000 feet higher here than my starting point where it empties into the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. Click here for previous posts on my Lewis and Clark virtual ride across America.