September 20, 1853

Tuesday Sept. 20th. Two of our horses are missing this morning. Can’t be found, the owner stayed behind to look for them. Bought 30 pounds of beef and some other eatables and started to Barlow’s Gate 9 miles ahead, got there about noon, found plenty of wood and water and grass one mile south. We are now at the foot of the Cascades, in amongst heavy timber with now and then a small opening. Bought 80 pounds of flour of an emigrant at 10¢ per pound. We now have plenty of provisions to last us through. We guard our cattle very closely or we would lose them in the timber. Laid by the remainder of the day to let the cattle get plenty for feed is scarce in the mountains.

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