[Louie Strentzel Muir]
lot of horses which he assured us were gentle and well trained for packing. I didnt know much about packing then (I know quite a little now) and Roberts knowledge of the science was also pretty vague and the rest of the party didnt have the least idea what to do but at last the three pack horses were storted off and Fred and I got on two funny looking little ponies which we afterwards found out had been used in rooping cattle [illegible]ribe them. It soon became evident [that?] two of the pack horses had never been [illegible] as such before, they wouldnt stay [on the?] trail and our efforts to catch them were very unsuccessful for they would begin to gallop when ever we got near them so as long as the road was straight we just went along slowly and kept them in sight sometimes we tried to head them off but this only made them go into the brush and tear the pack, wherever there was a branch in the road we had to head them off, after two and half miles of this performance what09189
 May 28
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