November 8, 1805. Clark: Some rain all day at intervales, we are all wet and disagreeable, as we have been for Several days past, and our present Situation a verry disagreeable one in as much as we have not leavel land Sufficient for an encampment and for our baggage to lie cleare of the tide, the High hills jutting in so close and steep that we cannot retreat back, and the water of the river too Salt to be used, added to this the waves are increasing to Such a hight that we cannot move from this place, in this Situation we are compelled to form our camp between the hite of the Ebb and flood tides, and rase our baggage on logs
November 18, 1805. Clark: I set out with 10 men and my man York to the Ocian by land
the waves appear to brake with tremendious force in every direction quite across a large Sand bar lies within the mouth nearest to point Adams which is nearly covered at high tide. men appear much Satisfied with their trip beholding with estonishment the high waves dashing against the rocks & this emence Ocian.
Photo courtesy Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership.