Monday, December 4, 1769
Day seven at San Jose Creek, where it flows into Carmel Bay.



Gaspar de Portolá
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Miguel Costansó
The scouts arrived during the night tired out with the ruggedness of the mountain range, over which they had to travel on foot the greater part of the way, as far as their exploration took them. What they obtained from this inspection was to assure themselves that this mountain range was that of Santa Lucía, judging from the indications that they found coinciding with those mentioned in the sailing directions of the pilot Cabrera Bueno. These signs are a high white rock jutting out somewhat from the coast, it can be seen for many leagues out to sea, and a headland in the shape of a trumpet which looks like a rocky islet, and is about six leagues from the Punta de Pinos. They reported that two of the six California Indians who had accompanied them had deserted.

Fray Juan Crespi
Today at nightfall the captain arrived with his soldiers, tired from the rough nature of the mountains. They told us they had to go on foot most of the way as far as their exploration reached. From it they drew the complete certainty that those mountains are the Santa Lncia Range, because of the signs which were found to conform to those given in the itinerary of the pilot Cabrera Bueno, such as a high white cliff extending somewhat along the coast, which can be seen for many leagues out at sea, and a rock shaped like a large top which resembles a farallon and is about six leagues from the Point of Pines. They came back lacking two of the six California Indians whom they had taken, for they disappeared and the men are convinced that they have deserted.




December 3 Day six at San Jose Creek, where it flows into Carmel Bay.
December 5 Day eight at San Jose Creek, where it flows into Carmel Bay.