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October 1, 1841 — Still Worried

October 1st. The stream had already attained the size of which we supposed Mary’s river to be, and yet its course was due NW. Distance 20 miles. Still headed northwest, still wondering if this is the right river. How much … Continue reading

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September 29, 1841 — Turning North Again

Wednesday, 29th. Traveled about 20 miles, course of the stream was W.N.W. According to the map Mary’s river ran W.S.W. Strong doubts were entertained about this being Mary’s river. The men who got directions at Fort Hall were cautioned that … Continue reading

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September 27, 1841 — Palisade Canyon

Monday, 27th. Road was very difficult all day; course of the stream W. Traveled about 20 miles. They are not hauling wagons anymore, so even if the “road” is rough, they can still make 20 miles a day, which is … Continue reading

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September 26, 1841 — Mary’s River?

“Sunday, 26th. The valley, seen yesterday evening, was but 4 or 5 miles in length and led into another difficult defile, though not so long as the one of yesterday, for we passed it into another valley. Distance 18 miles–-the … Continue reading

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September 20, 1841

Monday, 20th. Passed along one of the highest mountains we had seen in our whole journey, seeking a place to scale it, as we wished to travel W. instead of S., being convinced that we were already far enough south. … Continue reading

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September 19, 1841 — Lost in the Desert

Sunday, 19th. This morning I met 3 men who were coming to bring me water, etc. Arrived at camp; they journeyed yesterday about 17 miles, did not travel today. This entry doesn’t tell much. The company is camped at a … Continue reading

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September 17, 1841 — Bidwell Pass

Friday, 17th. About 11 a.m. all were ready to start; horses, mules, and 4 oxen, packed. Proceeded south along the mts. seeking a place to pass through. At length an Indian trail took us across into a dry plain, perfectly … Continue reading

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August 20, 1841

Friday, 20th. Company remained here while two men went to explore the country. They returned bringing the intelligence that we were within ten miles of where the river disembogued itself into the Great Salt Lake. This was the fruit of … Continue reading

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August 19, 1841 — Heat and Salt

Thursday, 19th. Started early, hoping soon to find fresh water, when we could refresh ourselves and animals, but alas! The sun beamed heavy on our heads as the day advanced, and we could see nothing before us but extensive arid … Continue reading

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August 18, 1841

Wednesday, 18th. Traveled but a short distance when we discovered that a deep salt creek prevented our continuing near the river. In ascending this stream in search of a place to cross it, we found on its margin a hot … Continue reading

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