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The True Northwest Passage-What Lewis and Clark missed

by JesseHillFan
on 2/21/2011 @ 1:59am
What Lewis and Clark missed on their 1804 to 1806 expedition.

I have found a near all water route on Google Earth from the Snake River (it leads to west to the Columbia River) up Pacific Creek (near Jackson Lake)
to within about 440 feet from a creek that flows East and leads to the Wild Yellowstone River up North into the South Eastern part of Yellowstone Lake and from the North of that Lake feeds into the Yellowstone River eventually to the Missouri River.I am not kidding it's only 440 feet apart.One could dig a ditch between both creeks (It would be illegal though as it's a National Park) and have an all water route (even if poor) between the West Coast and the Eastern and Southern United States.

Here are the coordinates between those 2 creeks on Google Earth.
Choose the Add Placemark Tool then manually put in these coordinates

The True Northwest Passage by water route

Source to East Latitude 44 2'28.35"N
Longitude 11010'17.12"W

Source to West Latitude 44 2'24.58"N
Longitude 11010'20.31"W

Use the Ruler tool between those two placemarks
Distance between the two points about 440 feet

Of course the goal of the entire Lewis and Clark Expedition as specified by former President Jefferson was to find a all water route between the West Coast and Eastern United States.
Lewis and Clark instead went up to the main head waters of the Missouri river which ended up in the Montana Rocky Mountains and had to cross 165 miles through those grueling mountains to seek a western going river.
See here starting at 1:34 and especially at 3:55

Also see here especially at 6:00 in the video

and here

The real (True Northwest Passage) route would be to go up the Yellowstone River Fork up to Yellowstone Lake and through either of two ways (one that I showed before (Snake River-Pacific Creek-Another Creek leading to the Wild Yellowstone River up North to Yellowstone Lake)) or a couple mile (little over 2 miles) overland route from a stream that leads from the Southern part of Yellowstone Lake to a stream that leads to Jackson Lake near the Grand Teton Mountains.

I would say 440 feet between 2 creeks (One leading West the other to the East if desired) is a lot closer than hundreds miles especially through the Rocky Mountains.

I hereby claim for the United States and President Jefferson the True Northwest Passage across the United States albeit over 200 years late (and using Satellite imagery-Google Earth)

"Though Jefferson stated in one letter the goal was to find a "direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for the purposes of commerce" (the Northwest Passage)"
from Wikipedia

by L.S.Erhardt on 2/21/2011 @ 4:43am
1) Debunk Lewis & Clark
2) Sit back and wait for Alaska Arlines to call you for sponsorship
3) Profit!

by Mofo from the Hood on 2/21/2011 @ 7:45am
It may therefore be possible that these wild areas also contain aborigine tribes that have never encountered white men who sell mobile phones.

by fredo on 2/21/2011 @ 9:56am
Yes Mofo, I was surveying some undeveloped land on the back of Fredo city just the other day and guess what I found?

A tribe of fez wearing aborigines twirling as if in a trance, making strange primitive scrawlings. Dangerous? probably not. Curious? decidedly.