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The famous Lewis & Clark expedition in August, 1805 was beginning to realize there was no practical water route by river across the United States to the Pacific Ocean. The Salmon River was a major obstacle, and attempting to haul their heavy dugout canoe over the Sawtooth Mountains was impossible.

In this view is a calmer Salmon River, but down stream as it enters the canyon it becomes swifter and full of treacherous rapids, and has been named the "River of No Return" because of later explorers attempting to float down its torrents.

Location off Highway 75 near Chalis, Idaho.

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 1 N: 2752] (11373)
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