Along the Trail With Lewis and Clark is an absorbing read for the avid
enthusiast of American history as well as the uninitiated. Authors Barbara Fifer and
Vicky Soderberg convey a stirring empathy for the adventures and adversity
experienced by Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery on their epic journey
across the country. The trials these hardy men and the all-important young
Indian woman Sacagawea endured, the wonders, hardships, and moments of
joy described in these pages are fascinating and deeply moving. Joseph Mussulman's maps are a wonderfully enriching inclusion.
Along the Trail With Lewis and Clark is billed as a guidebook, but get past the first chapter, and the descriptions of the journey and the diary excerpts are so absorbing
that it can be read and enjoyed solely from that standpoint. Should the reader be inspired to actually follow in the footsteps of the
Corps of Discovery, he or she can undertake the entire journey -- or a part of
it -- with every possible essential provided. Detailed information is given for
each step of the journey, including museums, sites of historical interest,
events, practical tips for travel, lodging, and recreation.