Saturday June 15, 1850
Stopping Point: Between Raft and Mary’s (Humbolt) Rivers
Approximate Miles Traveled:
Notes about this post: The Raft River is named after a crossing of the California-Oregon Trail where pioneers built rafts out of whatever was available to aid in getting across the river. The river is presently dry for much of the year since it mostly exists for runoff from snowmelt. The Oregon Trail crossed the Raft River approximately 2 miles south of Interstate 86 in Idaho. Nearby is another popular “Parting of the Ways” point (John App, of course, took the California route).
Rained, snowed, and Hailed on the 15, Between Raft Road marys river, very disagreeable- considerable of the Bulliphant in that place