Birch Creek to mouth of 12 Mile
Found tent there occupied by three miner
- Gus. Miller from Tacoma - old town -
young Norton from California and old
Bill Woodman - a typical, grizzled
frontiersman and hunter. Occupied
their tent with them - 5 in a row - they
fed us fine. Abe. Spring came
by going up after another load this
morning - his son Solly with him.
Walked 25 miles yesterday!
Left camp on Birch Creek - went down one
mile then turned west into 12 Mile gulch.
Passed a tent two or three miles up and
came to forks - new trail up lefthand
and Edgar thought it was right road - we
went two miles - into snow waist
deep - raw labor - struggles - profanity.