The Yellowstone river is a beautiful river to navigate.
On my passage thither, I discovered nothing remarkable in the features of the country.
I had the Big Horn river explored from Wind River mountain to my place of embarkation.
Snow is so common that I have omitted to note its falling at least two days out of Three.
The snow continues with high winds we remain at this camp to day in consequence of the weather.
It appears from Mr. Smith's account that there is no scarcity of buffalo as he penetrated the country.
The only very rugged part of the route is in crossing the Big Horn mountain, which is about 30 miles wide.
After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued.
After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.