Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
August 18th, 1859 -- Four months from home today, and one month since we left Salt Lake. The distance from the City to this point is estimated at 550 miles, we have made very good time, rather too much so I believe. After leaving camp this morning, we travelled about two miles and then left the river for something like 17 miles, roads deep, heavy and stony. Another two miles brought us to Lassen's Meadows, making 25 miles in all, feed good.
Travelled 21 miles and 15 without water. We reached Lossen Meadows this evening. It is quite a bottom, but grass is short. Here the Honey Lake Road commences. We are 80 miles from the sink, about one half of the emigrants is going the Honey Lake Road. It goes into northern California. It is 130 miles to Honey Lake.
Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe