Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
July 17th, 1859 -- Sunday again, but no rest for the wicked. 3 miles and we leave East Canon, ascend a steep rocky ravine three miles long, and then reach the summit of a chain of hills, then dive down another ravine and follow it for 7 miles. On reaching the above-mentioned summit another fellow and I ascended a mountain on the right some 500 or 600 feet high, expecting to get a peep at the great City, but were disappointed, only saw the valley and one large building, through a crevice in the mountains. This evening on camping, I traded off 2 guns, one for butter, and the other for a revolver. We are now 11 miles from the headquarters of Mormonism.
Travelled 11 miles. We crossed the large mountain. It is 5 miles across and very steep in places. We found plenty of sarves berries this afternoon.
Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe