Missouri River Odyssey
Feel the spirit
Tribes warned Lewis and Clark that little devils infested Spirit Mound, a solitary prairie knob six miles north of Vermillion, South Dakota. But when the explorers reached the crest, they found only a grand Dakota panorama and the first big buffalo herds of their trek. A three-quarter-mile trail flanked by primroses, sunflowers and wind-rippled grasses leads to the still-glorious high view.