[Hosea Stout Diary] Tuesday Oct 12th 1847. We were all most uncomfortable situated this morning. Wet cold & hungry[.] High wind & cold weather
We started at 9 oclock & went to the Looking Glass about 15 miles at noon & then proceeded to the Beaver river about 9 miles further over similar roads. The road all along the Platte is near the same being level with now & then low sandy ridges to cross which is heavy on teams
Bear river is 25 feet wide & two deep steep banks & not miry a most beautiful stream & a good place for large camps.
At dark the wind ceased & we had pleasant weather again.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]