Brigham Young followed no trail. There were wagon tracks along the Platte River. <"As> I remember there were was no trail after leaving Laramie, going over the Black Hills, except rarely. For a short distance, before reaching the Sweetwater, we saw a wagon track, and it was a great surprise and great curiosity." At Platte and Green River, we left men to ferry their followers across.
When the Pioneers returned they took their wagons, of course. There <they> had been used to sleep in. One of the number left Mrs. Clara [Clarissa Decker] Young his feather bed, but she had so long been accustomed to <sleep on> the ground or a wagon bed, that it was some time before she could appreciate that luxury.