Wednesday the 17th. 5 miles from camp is a beautiful branch and good grass. Watered our stock and rolled on 3 miles farther when we reached another fine branch and plenty of grass, and another 3 miles farther. After crossing this branch a short distance, we strike over the hills and found a more level country for about 7 miles, when we found some springs and a dry branch. Camped here again. Drove 18 miles to-day.