Oregon Trail Journal
By: Zach Isaak
Journal Entry #1
It is the start of the journey and I decided to cross the river with out paying. I ended up making it across safely to the other side. Once we got across there was a place to stop and hunt. I hunted and got 15 pounds of buffalo. So, it was a great hunt. Next, we had a choice to gamble and I luckily got 2nd in the competition and didn't lose anything. We all bring lots of water so we got a big jump in front of all the wagons. That made our wagon very excited for the journey ahead.
Journal Entry #2
We have gotten a big head start over everyone by bringing that right items on the trip. There was a lot of people who just slowed down cause of not bringing useful stuff. They probably brought to much pianos. We have come to a split in the road. We can either go a burial grounds trail or the cheyenne trail. The cheyenne trail is safer but it will put you back in time because it is a lot longer. We decided to take the safe route because we are ahead of the other wagons and we don't want to take the risk of dying.
Journal Entry #3
We picked the short trail because we needed to catch up to the other wagons. I went hunting on that trail and got a huge kill of 30 pounds of buffalo. That will definitely help us out with food. To get to Oregon faster we had to get rid of 10 pounds of food per person in my family. So we lost 70 pounds of food but luckily I brought a lot of food on the trip. Next, we came across a river and we decided to cross the river with out paying. We made it safely though.
Journal Entry #4
We have come to the final choices of how to get to Oregon. We can go for it with a shortcut but it could be dangerous. We also could go backwards and camp out to wait for the possible snow storm. We decided that we need to get to Oregon as fast as possible and we picked the Route 1. We decided to take the shortcut and we came up to a challenge that we had complete to survive. The challenge was super hard so we did not beat it and everyone in our wagon died in the snowstorm.