11th June 1835

Rode for 12 hours without stopping, till we reached a spot where there was water & firewood. Formerly there had been a smelting furnace here. Our horses again had not anything to eat, being shut up in an old Corrall. The whole line of road was hilly; any view of the distant landscape was interesting from the various colors of the bare mountains & splendid weather. It is a pity to see the sun so constantly bright over so useless a country; such shining days ought only to brighten a prospect of fields, cottages & gardens.

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