James Haun diary, Book 1, September 18 1853 – September 28 1853
Sunday 18 – After breakfast we all went down to Nelson Creek to lay in a supply of provisions. The mountains are very steep and high, yet we pack 50 pounds very easily on our backs. What a gratification it is to have an appetite to suite the times.
We came back to camp and took dinner good light bread and tea beef stake potatoes and onions boiled beans and butter.
After dinner we commenced to build a cabin. We got up six logs 16 x 14 feet long. One other man to help.