My wagon train and I are leaving Independence and will travel 166 miles and 6 days to Alcove Springs. While we were leaving there was a huge traffic jam with all the carts and animals. The cart in front of mine was driven by a lawyer from New York so he didn't know how to control his animals very well. When we got to the Kansas River the carts wouldn't float so we all had to pay $1 to use the raft. After 6 days and 166 miles we finally made it to Alcove Springs. Many people kept going because they were afraid of the Native Americans. The water was so beautiful and clean, but there were a ton of mosquitos. Sometimes they will get into the food and turn it all black. Tomorrow my wagon train and I are leaving Alcove springs for Fort Kearny. Two days into the trek to Ft. Kearny the hub cracked after …show more content…
The Three Island crossing will be a great place to stop and get some food and water. The current of the Snake River isn't fast so it will be easier to catch fish and river mammals. Some people would float their wagon or drive their wagon, but I'm going to hire a ferry to take me across so my wagon doesn't sink or get flooded. After I crossed the river it's another one hundred fifty miles to Fort Boise. I will have to trade in my old oxen for some new ones and purchase more supplies. It was a close call, I didn't have that much food for the last three hundred miles. Every time we would stop I had to ask people from other wagons for a little bit of food. When I bought the supplies I looked at the prices and they were through the roof. Whitman Mission is the last place I will stop before I arrive in Oregon. The Blue Mountains had to have ruts cut in it so the wagons could drive over it easily. Whitman Mission was the hardest place to get to with the mountain and the big river. Everything was so expensive at Fort Boise it forced me to break open my savings jar and pay with some of
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On our trip to California, we (the Donner Party) were forced to face many unexpected hardships. At Alcove springs Grandmother Keyes died. Just past Fort Bridger we took the Hastings Cutoff, which we were informed saved 400 miles. The information was wrong. The shortcut added 100 miles to the journey.
They paddled down to the Ohio River and went upstream along the Missouri River, which made the journey exhausted. What was more, they faced many dangerous situations with wild animals, Native Americans, and tough environment. For example, Lewis and his crew once faced the danger of grizzlies. At first, Lewis was not worried about those grizzlies at all even though the Indians warned him. He believed that their guns could definitely make them safe.
If I was back then being wanted by Captain Lewis and Clark, I would go a hundred percent. I would love to help them and discover new things, while I am at
My Experiences of the Lewis and Clark Expedition In May of 1804, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead a fact finding expedition of 59 men, in which I was a part of, through the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. We left in May of 1804 and were told to seek a water passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, establish relations with the Native American tribes to inform them that the land was now property of the United States Government, and collect information of the wildlife and its habitats around. This trip took 2 years and 4 months to complete and was very dangerous, long, and tiring.
One of those not so easy routes was the Trail through the Bitterroot Mountains. The journey though the trail took just about 11 days and half of the crew members got deeply malnourished. Mosquitos were also another major problem. Crew members would face multiple bites during the hot summers. Few would have to face low swelling because of how many bites they received.
The Corps was persuaded to stay one more day. Lewis and Clark exchanged with Sacagawea horses if she lead them through the land and mountains as well as helping translate and interpret. The Corps also needed food to eat when it was hard for them to provide on their own. After being welcomed into the Wanapam and Yakima tribes, Lewis and Clark exchanged items like knitting paraphernalia for dog meat to eat. By exchanging goods and knowledge, Lewis and Clark were able to successfully complete their journey with the help of the goods exchanged
The trails weren’t the easiest to travel through either. A lot of people would travel by sea which was about 17,000 miles and a four to nine month journey depending on weather. The trip was in both hot where you would broil it was so hot and so cold you
The Next reason why I would leave Valley Forge is the cooking they have. The reason that I would leave because of the cooking is because the pots weren’t clean and the food was probably just gross because nothing would have got clean and there was not enough to go around to everybody and that 's why everybody was starving and that was one of the reasons most of the deaths were caused by and also the one that I will be talking about after this one right here. The final reason that I would leave Valley Forge is because of how cold it was I would not have been able to live in the conditions of it being so cold and not have anything to eat and not have any clothes on or maybe just a shirt I could not deal with the hypothermia or the frostbite on my toes cause didn 't have any shoes to keep my feet warm this is what would push me all the way over the point by itself not just because it would be cold just the fact of knowing I couldn’t do anything about it, that is why I couldn’t stand this problem.
After the war I had a hard time getting back on my feet. Money was tight and I had a family to support, I heard from an old friend that moving cattle from Texas to Kansas is about thirty dollars a head. It was good money so I took the jobs. When we got back my group asked me if I wanted to re-up.
For this pursuit we went to the Black Ridge Canyon Wilderness Area. Our leaders were Ben, Conner and Louisa. We attended this trip from October 9th through the 11th. This trip was very relaxing. It was hard to give up control and be in a group situation.
The referenced website explains exactly how the pioneers struggled. It illustrates how desperate they were and their consistent need for supplies. Pioneers would not be able to survive without the essential resources. “Food, water, and wood were always scarce, and travelers often encountered contaminated water holes” (Johnson and Lamb). Pioneers would be lucky if they completed the trip without a near death experience.
“Too many things to remember,” I thought to myself. The drive up was mainly explaining what is going to happen once we arrived at Shawnee Mountain. The road from the lodge was bumpy and long; however, I knew the trip ahead would be worth it. My ride eventually stopped in a crowded parking lot. The snow on the unveiled mountain and ground was a matte, white color.