Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
August 9th, 1859 -- Four miles brought us to the foot of a bluff where we had to leave the bottom and take a cut-off of over 18 miles, up and down hills of the steepest, stoniest and roughest discription. Ten miles out we found some muddy springs but no feed, so we only rested the cattle, and then put out till we reached the river, and camped a little below a sort of travelling trading post.
Travelled 22 miles. We left the river this morning for the distance of 18 miles. Water 9 miles from either side. We crossed this evening at Gravelly Ford. Here we strike the California and Salt Lake Mail line.
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