in rain - at 11 oclock at night we were
on the old trail in the middle of the river
surrounded by running deep water, with
everything freezing. We finally gave up &
went ashore into the woods & made camp.
I shoveled two feet of snow for the tent
to sit on & at 1 oclock we had supper.
During the day on crossing over long
stretches of river we took the horses
through the woods - wading the snow
& pulled the sleds by hand over the ice.
Hard camp - but we filled up on hot
coffee & rice & rolled in our blankets
& slept fine.
Crossed the river at our camp this morning
with horses on the top ice & pulled our
sleds down a quarter of a mile & across.