Gypsy Journal RV: Seaside Salt Works

WASHINGTON — When the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean, the bedraggled group of explorers were exhausted and desperate for a break from their long overland journey.

Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark established their winter quarters at Fort Clatsop, just south of present-day Astoria, Oregon, in December of 1805, but it was not going to be a pleasant respite. The weather was often harsh, supplies were low, and many of the men were ill.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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