On March 23, 1806 I showed our fort to the Clatsop Indians who took it over after our harsh rough winter. We had reached our goal and traveled west until we had reached the Pacific Ocean. We began to travel home after two years of exploration. Finally on September 23 we returned home only six months later. We had discovered a quicker route to come home and to everyone we had accomplished our goal of exploration and everyone was proud of us. Two and a half years later we had traveled to the Pacific and back and our findings were unbelievable.