[Hosea Stout Diary] Thursday Sep 21st 1848. Rainy disagreeable morning & I was growing very tired of my "Exalted Station".
After breakfast we went in search of our lost cattle which we found after along hunt through high wet weeds & watery groundmeanwhile our other cattle had got a good feed of grass.
We then brought Br Groves to the top of the mountain which is the h ighest one we had to ascend on this journey. Here we had a view of the south part of the Valley & like Moses could "View the landscape oer" while many hills and bad roads yet intervened. Teams had been passing all the time we had been here.
At noon we commenced our decent which was very steep and down which Groves broke his waggon toungue out whereupon I took the animals & went on 6 miles to get grass leaving him to go back after in morn.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]