Oregon Trail Journal
The story of me, my family, and our hardships.
We've decided to go West. In the wagon train is a preacher, a trader, a blacksmith, and a few other townspeople. They elected me wagon leader, even though I'm just a kid. So far, our wagon train is running strong. We all hope the trip to the Pacific will be swift and safe.
Organization of Goods and Encountering Chiefs
Along the trail, we came to a Native American tribe. All the wagon train leaders were challenged to balance a book on our head, while holding two books straight away from us. I was only able to pass by finagling with the rules, so he gave us half the normal reward. We passed safely through these people's lands, which is all that really matters.
Little Impa was run over by a wagon wheel today. There was a short period of panic before we realized she was totally okay. This will hopefully sharpen my vigilance. Just to be safe, I later took the ferry across a speeding river on the trail.
In Loving Memory...
We're at the end of Massacre Trail and snow is quickly falling. Do we charge right through to the Pacific? Do we turn back? We decide that turning back would be the best for our families. I tried... I tried to save us, but my skills weren't good enough. We are stuck in the snow without shelter. Without food. Without water. All we can do is to hope we see our Ma and Pa in Heaven...
Second Image: Konstantin, Phil. Oregon Trail ruts. Digital image. Oregon Trail Ruts, Phil Konstantin. Wikimedia Commons, 2003. Web. 11 Mar. 2015. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OregonTrailRutsPhilKonstantin.jpg>
Third Image: Tolbert, James. Goodale's Cutoff of the Oregon Trail at Lava Lake. Digital image. Goodales Cutoff of Oregon Trail at Lava Lake in 2013. Wikimedia Commons, 16 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goodales_Cutoff_of_Oregon_Trail_at_Lava_Lake_in_2013.jpg>
Fourth Image: Reeder, Ryan. Martin's Cove. Digital image. Martin's Cove. Wikimedia Commons, 6 Dec. 2006. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MartinsCove.JPG>