April 30, 1805
John Ordway

clear and pleasant.   we Set off eairly.   proceeded on     Saw large gangs of buffaloe Swimming the River just before our cannoes & we would not Shoot them as we had meat enofe on board.   passed high rough hills on S.S.   the wind blew from the N.   proceeded on verry well.    towards evening, one of the men Shot a verry large beaver & a Goose in the edge of the River that would have weighed 70 or 80 pounds.   it had large young ones in it.   Capt. Lewis killed an Elk in a bottom on the N.S.  Came 24 miles to day & Camped [Near Brockton, MT.] on a large Sand beach on the N.Side   Some men went for the meat with Capt. Lewis.  we Sailed a little in the bends of the River this afternoon.--

April 30, 1805
Patrick Gass

We embarked at sunrise; had a fine morning and went on very well.  We passed through a handsome Country, with a rich soil, and the prairies rising beautifully on both sides of the river.  We went 24 miles and encamped on the North side.  Captain Lewis killed a large elk here.

April 30, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

We set out early this morning, having fine pleasant Weather.   we proceeded on, and passed by a most beautiful Country, being Priries lying on both sides of the River, which rise <greatly> gradually from the banks of <the River,> it and the Soil very rich, In the afternoon we stopped and encamped on the North side of the River, Captain Lewis shortly after we encamped, went out a hunting, and killed a large Elk, in a bottom, near to where we had encamped,--  which was brought to our Camp, the distance we went this day being 24 Miles.--