53. Frink July 12, 1850

In two miles we came to a stream, which, though deep, we crossed without much trouble. But three miles beyond, a considerable stream running to our right was found to be much deeper. Here, in crossing, we got our things wet, for the first time on the journey. We could not ford in the usual way, but had to draw the wagons across by ropes stretched to the other bank. The next slough was also deep, but we got over safe. After traveling about ten miles further, we came to Snake River, which here runs in a southwest direction, and encamped for the night on the southeast bank. 


Today the Snake River above American Falls is flooded by a dam to make American Falls Reservoir.