With the clearing of cloud cover, the captains were finally able to observe the sun and stars to locate their latitude and longitude - - once they had felled the trees that blocked their view of the sky. They stayed up past midnight taking notes and making calculations.
Saterday June 2d 1804
Lay By all this day for observations. 4 men went out hunting, Killed 4 Deer. the day was Clear, wind from the South. the Land is of a Good quallity, High hiles on the S. Side, a good Lick on the South S. Side. it is about one mile and half from the mouth of the Gran osoge. Dow[n] the River a Butifull pint Betwen the two Rivers. hills in the pints in about a mile. Betwen the two the Second Bank is high, at the mouth of this River at the pint a Butifull Isd Jest Below the pint. it Lays in the midel of the Rivers. our hunters Return. how had Ben with our horses 8 day, and Say the country is as Good as aney they ever saw. armes inspected; all in Good order. the missorea is 875 yardes wide, osage River 397 yardes wide. we fell a nomber of trees at the pint for the porpas of oberservations.