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US-12 - Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, Idaho

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Lolo Pass Rest Area and Visitors Center
Northwest Passage Scenic Byway. (US-12 through the Bitterroot Mountains.)
Lewis and Clark Route
Cropped map of the route the Corps of Discovery took to and from the Pacific coast.
US-12 / Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, Idaho, Washington
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Lolo Pass Visitors Center
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Lochsa River
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Clearwater River
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The Heart of the Monster, the birthplace of the Nez Perce is here.
According to American Indian folklore, during the prehuman animal years a great monster was devouring all the animals. Coyote, the legendary chief animal of this age, slew the monster, cut him into many pieces and scattered these bits to the four winds. Legend has it that where each piece of the monster landed, a new Indian tribe arose. The Nez Perce tribe arose from drops of blood from the monster's heart.

Nez Perce National Historical Park / Heart of the Monster
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Clearwater River (Long Camp)
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Lewiston, Idaho
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Related Links

Lewis And Clark
Lewis And Clark Link I've visited a few Lewis And Clark sites, from Philadelphia to the Pacific Northwest.
Visited Various.
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Trip Report: Jul 2006.

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