September 13, 1841

Monday, 13th. Traveled about 15 miles south, between salt plains on the E. and high mts. on the W.

It doesn’t look like much, but it’s water.

Shibley Spring – September 13, 1841 campsite.

According to the trail guide at, the Bidwell-Bartleson Party was camped at Shibley Springs. They were lucky to almost always find a spring where they could camp for the night and refresh their animals. They are skirting along the eastern slope of the Pilot Range and getting close to the bottom of this map.

Bidwell-Bartleson Trail western Utah

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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