Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Brent C (B.C.) Moore Journals

June 16, 1997

Location: Willow Springs, Wyoming - Location: 44:18:42N 104:08:18W

Summary: Casper to Willow Springs -- 27 miles into rugged territory

Journal entry: I am so tired. We walked so long and so far today. We are finally camped at the nearest water source between the Platte and the Sweetwater: Willow Springs. It is a small wash in the middle of sagebrush and rocks.

I have a bad rash all up and down my legs. I don't know if it is from being in the sage or if it is from wearing these warm pants. Either way, combined with the many mosquito and tick bites, my legs itch like crazy. Nancy gave me a dose of benedryl which seems to be helping.

Everyone is tired and a bit grumpy. But, we are happy to be here, following in the footsteps of the pioneers.