September 18, 1853

Sunday 18th. A beautiful morning, warmer than it was yesterday, Des Chutes River 10 miles from camp. Before reaching the river we had a long hill to descend and a worse one to climb after crossing. Reached the river about noon. It is a wide and bad stream to cross. Drove our cattle 1/2 mile up stream and crossed them without any accident, got across and drove out to top of hill and camped. Grass and wood scarce.

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One Response to September 18, 1853

  1. Rob Nelson says:

    I would like to thank and acknowledge Jim Tompkins, who was enormously helpful in lending his expertise about the Barlow Road and the Goltra diary to locate her campsites during the last leg of her journey.