From Emigrant's Pass, looking in more of a north-easterly direction across the California Valley.
Henry Bigler wrote that it “rained in the night” and continued “cloudy and cool” during the day, which was Wednesday, November 28, 1849. Charles Rich recorded in his journal that they “lay in camp all day to recruit [their] animals.” Bigler also stated that the Rich company, who had been “living on rashions,” examined their provisions. They had only “4 days provisions” and determined it would take them “at least 8 days before [they could] reach the settlements. Bro. Rich let [them] have 23 lbs of flower and 3 of hard bread. One man of the wagon train killed a beef and [they] got 43 lbs at 8 cts. Per pound so that [they then had] 8 days provisions.” George Q. Cannon noted that they "dried the beef." Addison Pratt, who was always looking for wild game, noted “hares [jack rabbits], conies [cottontail rabbits], and quails about” the spring.
When I visited Resting Springs, it was a privately owned by Harry and Jo Godshall. They graciously gave me a tour of the property and answered my questions.