Tonight, Iím camped at a large turnout by the river. I thought it would be a pretty good camping place, but it only turned out to be so-so. The river bank is too steep to lead a horse to water. I thought I could pump water up for the horses, but the top of the bank is about 5 feet too high for my pump to get it up the hill. So, tonight the lads are getting watered from the wagon stores. Also, they donít have too much grazing, so I had to feed a bale of hay. But, weíre off the road and everyone is getting some rest, so itís not too bad. Well, everyone but me. I had to reshoe B.O.B. up front, so Iím a little whipped tonight.
Tomorrow morning the traffic should be light. Iíve heard that the road widens out a few miles down the road, so I should be able to make it before the Sunday morning crowd wakes up.