Travels with Charley: In Search of America - Part 3: Chapter 7 - 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 7 - 9 Summary and Analysis

His high expectations of crossing the Continental Divide in Montana far outshine the pass he takes, probably Rogers Pass that is only 5,610 feet above sea level. But the fact that it is the Continental Divide causes Steinbeck to think about the Lewis and Clark expedition that started in 1804 and ended in 1806. He believes that those men had been properly impressed with the new country that they explored.

Idaho provides snow-capped mountains for his viewing pleasure. He must stop for Charley more often because the dog is having trouble urinating, which makes the stops longer. During this time, the author contemplates if he is doing the trip as it should be done. A political reporter friend had asked that if Steinbeck comes across any honest men along the way, to bring them back East. Ten would do to...

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