We crossed the slough as soon as we started. Then we had a very bad hill to climb, though it was short. William Johnson went hunting. We came to the river, but could not cross it. Took to the bluffs. Found the road good with the exception of two very rough places. Started again at three o'clock, but did not proceed far before our small wagon broke down, and we had to stop. Mr. Cole's party stopped with us, and we rigged a cart out of the wagon. Mr. Clarke's wagon being ahead, they did not hear of our accident. We encamped in the neighborhood of several boiling springs.
The location below is the site of Golconda Hot Springs, the likely Frink campsite on August 1.