the terrain is too treacherous for the horses

we purchase a unique hat from the indians

" a Cloudy Mornin, raind Some last night we set out early and proceeded on up the Creek, ... and at 8 miles left the roade on which we were pursueing and which leads over the Missouri; and proceeded up a West fork without a roade proceded on thro' thickets in which we were obliged to Cut a road, over rocky hill Sides where our horses were in pitial* danger of Slipping to Ther certain destruction & up and Down Steep hill where Several horses fell, Some turned over, and others Sliped down Steep hill Sides, one horse Crippled & 2 gave out...."

*pitial - Meant for "perpetual" or perhaps "potential"

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