Perched atop a dune and rising more than 20 feet above the
Pacific Ocean, a bronze sculpture called "Clark's Tree" is the newest
eye-catching magnet on Washington's largest coastal dunes. Commemorating the
carving Clark made in a pine tree Nov. 19, 1805, Clark's Tree bears the
inscription: "William Clark. Nov. 19, 1805. By land from the U. States."
Created by Utah sculptor Stanley Wanlass, the 2-ton tree
symbolizes the northern reach of the Lewis and Clark Expedition nearly 200
years ago and now rests along the 8.2-mile Lewis and Clark
Discovery Trail between Ilwaco and Long Beach.