Monthly Archives: December 1853
Thursday 8th. Another hard drive over mountains and through timber again, found a good spring 4 miles from camp. Late afternoon brought us to some springs at the foot of the mountains where we camped. Drove 15 miles to-day.
Wednesday 7th. This morning could not find all our cattle, concluded to lay by to-day, found them about 10 o’clock, after dinner drove about half a mile to better water and camped for the night.
Tuesday 6th. Left camp early this morning for a hard days drive to Lees Encampment 21 miles over a rough road through heavy timber. This is the first drive through timber all day since we left the states. Reached Lees … Continue reading
Monday 5th. Started this morning up a long hill and down hill and over hills and a rough road to Grand Round River 12 miles camped here in a beautiful grove of pine and fir timber.
Sunday 4th. Laid by till after dinner, then drove 8 miles and camped.
Saturday 3rd. Have had a very hard drive today. We crossed the main ridge of the Blue Mountains, over a very rough road and a very cold one. When once on the top we can look down in the valley … Continue reading
Friday 2nd. A beautiful road to-day for 10 miles when we struck a ford of Powder River then crossed a rough point of bluff and down the valley and crossed the first fork, drove on to the last fork and … Continue reading