Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
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Daniel George (Dan) Whitaker Journals

July 15, 1997

Location: Castle Rock Camp, Utah - Between Yellow Creek and Henefer

Summary: Meadow lark, Cache cave, selling a horseshoe, and out of the saddle - oops.

Journal entry: Dear people of the world
Today I walked 18 miles on the actual trail it was quit a hard day with lots hills and dust you could hardly open your eyes cause it would hurt. I caught a meadow lark on the trail he was a squirmy little bird. At lunch we saw Cache cave which is where mountain men and pioneers used to store there stuff there were lots of names and dates there.

I found some large poop and a small tunnel and I went on top and there was a hole on top.

I am trying to sell an old horse shoe that my brother found on the trail someone said that it is a juainta phonex, one of the first comercial horse shoes.

A guy fell off his horse today when his saddle slipped off.

Well this is Dan camped once again by I-80 in a field that is owned by Castle Rock ranch.