Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
June 28th, 1859 -- About bedtime last night the pleasantness of the evening was all gone -- "it blew as if ‘twud blown its last," and levelled two tents close by us, though ours stood its fury. Today it still blows, though not so violent, roads sandy and deep, slavish travelling. Met a good many Californians returning, some bringing good accounts, and some bad from the mines, just as each was successful or otherwise. Killed one hare, and are now camped again on the Sweetwater.
Travelled about 20 miles. Crossed two small streams in the mountains during to days travel. One side of the river is formed of solid rock and on the left of stone clay and covered with pines. The bottoms are not very wide and not so much alkali as heretofore. Snow to the left can be seen all along.
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