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.