We are now 1,000 feet above the level of the South Pass in the Rocky mountains; and still we are not done ascending.
I never put in such a night since I froze to death on South Pass.
Our course, however, took us along the old Oregon trail toward South Pass.
They had now approached the road at what is called the South Pass.
No longer did Carmichael take the South Pass for his morning rides.
The forage supply was almost exhausted when South Pass was reached, and the draught and beef cattle were in a sad plight.
Four men rode that evening from Tower W through the South Pass; the fifth man had already left the party.
It is now a certainty that we are yet two miles short of the dividing ridge of the South Pass by the road.
When we arrived near the summit of the dividing ridge or South Pass, two Indians rode towards us and motioned for us to stop.
Mr. Mulford, keep the brig in motion, hauling up toward the South Pass, while I go ashore for the ladies.