June 24th  –  we came one mile to a branch three and one-half miles to the west fork of Green River, which is
twenty steps wide and three feet deep, no timber but willows; nine miles brought us to a spring branch and a
grove of pine timber; three miles farther to where we camped. Here is a small creek of good water between two
mountains. Distance twenty miles. We came over some of the highest mountains today we have ever come
over; some of our road was good and some very bad and dangerous for wagons. There was good grass all day,
and the best soil I ever saw. It was cool, and there was plenty of snow in our road. One mile after we came
through the pine grove on top of the mountain, I could see Bear River.
Bear River (western edge of Wyoming into Idaho)
June 25th  –  we came two miles over a mountain; five miles farther to a spring thirty steps to the right of the
road; one and one-half miles to a small creek, where we came into Bear River bottom. Two miles to a lake one
mile around; four miles to Thomas Fork of Bear River; crossed it, and three and one-half miles to the main
river. Traveled one and one-half miles down the river in a broad bottom and camped. Distance twenty-one
miles. Bear River is a rapid stream, one hundred yards wide and very deep. We crossed Thomas Fork at the
upper ford. There are three channels, all three feet deep. Bear River bottom is five miles wide and grass in any
quantity. All are well for the first time in more than a week, and are in fine spirits.
June 26th  –  this morning after traveling three and one-half miles we came to a branch where we found the
worst mud we have come through; two and one-half miles farther we left the river. Came one-half mile farther,
and we left the river. Came one-half mile to a spring at the left hand side of the road with good looking water,
but two of the boys took a drink and it made them sick for a while; three and one-half miles around a large lake
brought us to a small creek of beautiful water; one and one-half miles farther to the north fork of Bear River. It
is a muddy stream, three feet deep and twenty-five feet wide. We came one mile down the river and took over
the mountains. After traveling seven and one-half miles and crossing two small creeks, we came in sight of
Bear River; four miles farther to the bank of the river, where we camped. Plenty of wood, water and grass;
distance twenty-four miles. We traveled over some of the longest and steepest mountains this afternoon that
we have come over yet. In all the ponds, lakes and sloughs the water is poison. In Bear River bottom do not let
your stock drink any standing water. I saw ten dead steers today. There is an abundance of flax grass here in
the bottoms, and some timber on the river. Game is scarce, Indians few and friendly. I have seen more grass in
the last two days than has been on the road for the last three hundred miles. The weather is pleasant and all
are well.