Su 9 saddles. 9 o clk A.M. the sun is
shining out bright & warm & con
tinued till noon.
Mo 10 Clowdy this morning. We had
breckfast early, out board here
was 20$ fo all four. We moun
ted our mules & put one of the
trunks on a mule & left the oth
er three, and started for Rabb
it Creek. We got along verry
well. Commensd raining about
noon & then snowing the rest
of the day, & made Rabit Creek
just before dark, all wet & cold.
Tu 11 Cleard off in kt & was
frosty in the morning the sn
ow here is 3 1/2 deep & is settled do
wn all most to bear a man. The
sun shone out bright & warm
all day. We all stopd for the day.
We 12 Quite clear the wind from the
north. At 10 oclock I & dave sta
rted for Gibsonville & left wife
& Lizzy at the Rabbit Creek house
to board at the rate of 14$ a piece
per week.1 We arrived on foot at
Gibsonville at 1 P.M. the sun shone
warm & pleasant all day.
Th 13 Clowdy this morning. We had
made a pair of snow shoes a piece
& paying out bill for three meals
& loging each, 6$ at the mount
ain cottage we started for Nel
son point. We had gotten about
one mile & had to return. I forgot
my revolver, besides we could
not keep our snow shoes on.
We again started after 10 A.M.
& with mutch difficulty & tying
we got out shoes to stay on. By
this time the snow begin to fall
& the wind to blow. We got to Onion
Vally after noon, waited 1 1/2 hours
for dinner 2$. Still snowing a
little we tide on out shoes & again
started, the wind blowing a perfect
gale. The snow drifted & light.
We arrivd at the point after sun
set quite fatigued & the skin
rubd off our feet in severall
places, but went on home.