Danner Road

Total Miles
4.5

Elevation

1349.39 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

An easy two-lane dirt road that leads to the Jean Baptiste Charbonneau final resting place memorial. They were the youngest members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and this is memorial is a very nice place to visit. The road passes through several farm properties. The old remains of the Danner Town Store are on the left side as you head out. There is no cellular service

Difficulty

Easy

History

From Wikipedia: Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (February 11, 1805 - May 16, 1866) was a Native American-French Canadian explorer, guide, fur trapper, trader, military scout during the Mexican-American War, alcalde (mayor) of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia and a gold digger and hotel operator in Northern California. His mother was a Shoshone Native known as Sacagawea. He spoke French and English and learned German and Spanish during his six years in Europe from 1823 to 1829. He spoke Shoshone and other western Native American languages, which he picked up during his years of trapping and guiding.[citation needed] Jean Baptiste was the son of Sacagawea, a Shoshone, and her French Canadian husband Toussaint Charbonneau, the former who worked as a guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jean Baptiste was born at Fort Mandan in North Dakota. In his early childhood, he accompanied his parents as they traveled across the country. The expedition co-leader William Clark nicknamed the boy Pompey ("Pomp" or "Little Pomp"). After the death of his mother, he lived with Clark in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended St. Louis Academy. Clark paid for his education. Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau also had a second child, a daughter named Lizette Charbonneau; however, because she receives only occasional mention in Clark's papers, her life remains unclear beyond her third birthday.[1] Charbonneau and Sacagawea appear on the United States Sacagawea dollar coin. He is the second child depicted on United States currency. Pompeys Pillar on the Yellowstone River in Montana and the community of Charbonneau, Oregon are named for him

Technical Rating

1