Oregon Trail Journal
The wagon train meets our first river and our wagon leader must make an important decision. Should we forge the river or pay the ferry? We safely forge the river and continue on. Water and fire wood is very scarce. Our wagon train runs into our first encounter with an indian. He wants to gamble, but our wagon leader didn't think it was a wise idea so we carry on. It's gettin dark and we have to find a safe place to camp over night so we decide to start settin up our campfire near a small stream.
All of the wagons in our wagon train gain 5 boxes of ammunition. We reach our second river, The Sand Flats River. After we cross the river on the ferry our wagon train comes to a fork in the trail. We can either choose the safe but slower route or the faster and more dangerous with the chance we could get killed by Indians. Our wagon train can't afford any delays so we decide to take the Burial Trail which is the more dangerous one. Over the next couple of days nothing unfortunate happens so we are very pleased with our choice to take the Burial ground trail.
The next couple days were hard for me and the rest of the family but, we have to keep pushin on if we want to make it to Oregon. It's also been extra tuff cause just yesterday a huge fight broke out between 30 indians and our wagon train. I lost one of my riffles so I can't go huntin as much. We come to another fork in the trail and have to decide which way to go.
My wagon train has come to our last mountain crossing and we must make a do or die decision. It's winter and the snow has become very severe. If we cross through the mountain we may get through but there is a possibility that we could get trapped by the snow with no way to turn back. Another option would be to stay at the camp until the spring which may mean the other wagons reach Oregon first and we loose all the good land. W are going through the mountain, there is no turning back now and snow keeps getting worse. If we don't make it through, whoever finds this journal share my journey with everyone you meet....