[Hosea Stout Diary] Monday Oct. 11th 1847. Fine clear morning.all well[.] We started at half past eight & traveled twelve miles and nooned where the road joins the river & over the same level sand prairie
This after noon was not so pleasant for it commenced to rain smartley while we were here although we went onour road was over sandy ridges for some five miles when we turned off to the river and put up for the night which was most disagreeablely cold and rainy. We now found we had not prepared ourselves with Bedding enough. We were all wet and cold all night but by keeping a good fire we did not suffer extreemly.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]