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The Prairie Traveler by Randolph Barnes Marcy, Captain, U.S.A.


ITINERARY XXII.

XXII.--A new route from Fort Bridger to Camp Floyd,
opened by Captain J. H. SIMPSON, U.S.A., in 1858.



 Miles.

          Fort Bridger to 
  6.      Branch of Black's Fork.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
  7 1/4.  Cedar on Bluffs of Muddy.--Grass and wood all the way
            up the ravine from the Muddy, and water at intervals.
 
  5 1/2.  Last water in ravine after leaving the Muddy.--Wood,
            water, and grass.
 
  5 3/4.  East Branch of Sulphur Creek.--Wood, water, and grass.
            Junction of Fort Supply road.
 
    1/2.  Middle Branch of Sulphur Creek.--Sage, water, and
            grass.
 
  3.      West Branch of Sulphur Creek.--Willow, water, and
            grass; spring a mile below.
 
  5 1/4.  East Branch of Bear River.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
    1/4.  Middle Branch of Bear River.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
  2 3/4.  Main Branch of Bear River.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
  9 3/4.  First Camp on White Clay Creek.--Wood, water, and
            grass.
 
  5 1/4.  White Clay Creek.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
 15.      White Clay Creek.--Good camps all along the valley of
            White Clay Creek.
 
    3/4.  Commencement of Canon.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
    1/2.  White Clay Creek.--Good camps all along the valley of
            White Clay Creek to the end of the lower canon.
 
 12.      Weber River.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
  6.      Parley's Park Road.--Wood, water, and grass. Pass over
            the divide.

  3 3/4.  Silver Creek.--Willows, water, and grass.
 
  6.      Timpanogos Creek.--Wood, water, and grass. Cross over
            the divide.
 
  1.      Commencement of Canon.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
 24 1/2.  Cascade in Canon.--Good camps at short intervals all
            along Timpanogos Canon. 
 
  4 1/4.  Mouth of Canon.--Wood and water.
 
  6 1/4.  Battle Creek Settlement.--Purchase forage.
 
  3 1/4.  American Fork Settlement.--Purchase forage.
 
  3.      Lehi (town).--Purchase forage. Grass near.
 
  2 3/4.  Bridge over Jordan.--Grass and water; wood in the hills
            1 1/2 miles distant.
 
 14.      Camp Floyd.--Wood, water, and grass.
 
 Total distance from Fort Bridger to Camp Floyd, 155 miles.
 
 Note.--Captain Simpson says this wagon-route is far superior to
the old one in respect to grade, wood, water, and grass, and in
distance about the same.
 


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