Bottom end of the Whoop Up
Trip Start Unknown
115Trip End Ongoing
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
On the way we stopped at a look out (lay-by with a view) only to be confronted with that old Lewis and Clark malarkey as well as notice boards explaining the strategic positioning of the town - Fort Benton. It was the furthest navigable point upstream on the Missouri for the paddle steamers. We ate lunch and filled up with historical information.
At the eastern end we bumped into those explorers Lewis and Clark again with Sacagawea (you know the Indian lady who helped them out).
The original fort is long gone but they have built a replica of part of it in the correct position and there is a small portion of one of the old adobe walls still there.
Walking back along that main street we tried to imagine the hustle and bustle there that lasted for a good 30 years or more some 150ish years ago. Sadly (or maybe not) it seems a bit quieter now, a number of the big old buildings are up for sale and any whoop ups are probably completed in the bar after a day's hunting...