Friday, January 12, 1770
To Near Camarillo.



Gaspar de Portolá
The 12th, we traveled for more than seven hours, taking a route different from that by which we had come and crossing a range that projects into the sea. Near this we left the channel, having crossed a most beautiful level stretch made by the river along which we had come on the outward journey. We halted in a village of fo rty natives.

Miguel Costansó
Upon leaving the Canal de Santa Bárbara we entered the Cañada de Santa Clara, through which we passed in a southeasterly direction in order to enter the Sierra de la Conversión, it being our intention to reach the Cañada de los Robles or Encinos, otherwise called Santa Catalina. It appeared to us that we must pass over the mountain range through an opening that we saw in the same direction. We forded the Río de Santa Clara and took a guide from the Indian village which is near its banks, close to which we had encamped on August 13. We followed a low ridge and descended to a plain of considerable extent which, on its western side, terminated in the sea, while, to the east, it extended to some other low hills which we ascended. We afterwards entered a very large canyon trending to the southeast, which we followed. We halted near an Indian village containing somewhat more or less than sixty people, very poor and thin. At this place there was sufficient water, firewood, and pasture. The day's march was six leagues.

Fray Juan Crespi
We entered the valley of Santa Clara, which we crossed in a southwesterly direction in order to enter the Sierra de la Conversion, with the object of going to take the valley
of Santa Catarina. It looked as though we were going to get over the mountain easily through a pass which faces in the same direction. We crossed San Hipolito River and took a guide from the village which is near its banks, close to the one where we had camped on the 13th of August. We followed a low range of hills and came out on a plain of considerable extent, which ends on the west side at the sea, and on the east opposite a hill, which we climbed. Afterwards entering a spacious valley, we followed it, veering to the southeast, and stopped near a village of sixty heathen, more or less, and very poor. In this place there is water, firewood, and pasture. The march covered six full leagues.


January 11 To Ventura (Aug. 14).
January 13 To Potrero Valley.