Photograph: Steve Berlin
# 3 Made about ten miles SW of Fort Bridger, WY, 8/23/97.
Another view of the descent from Bigelow Bench toward the Muddy. This gravel hill, strewn with large cobblestones, was the cause of considerable comment by travelers. Among these, William Clayton wrote on July 9, 1847:
Richard F. Burton in The City of the Saints, pp.99, who passed this way by stagecoach on August 24, 1860 commented:
Rocks piled on the downhill side of the track to level and smooth it are still quite obvious and give the appearance of a dugway. Fine artifacts of trail use remain here with abundant rustmarks from wagon tires and draft animals' iron shoes.
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