Tuesday, September 12, 1769
To Headwaters of Arroyo Laguna, near Arroyo de la Cruz.



Gaspar de Portol√°
The 12th, we proceeded for three hours and a half. We halted in a gully with running water where the inhabitants of a village of about thirty natives came to our camp.

Miguel Costansó
We followed the coast over high hills and rolling lands. The road was frequently interrupted by ditches and gullies (all full of water), and the making of it gave the pioneers much to do now cutting brush with hatchets and machetes, now opening the way with pickaxes and crowbars. We arrived at a point of land terminating in the sea, and passed it to the left; entering through a gorge in the range, we continued our march to the north-northwest, crossing different canyons and gullies. We halted on a slope, in the upper part of a canyon or deep water-course, which had sufficient water in a pool. We travelled for about three leagues on this day's march.

Fray Juan Crespi
At half-past six in the morning we set out, following the beach on the highest part. The land was very rough and much broken; on the road there were many arroyos and gullies full of water, and they gave a great deal of trouble in fixing the bad spots that we found. We came to a point of land running into the sea, which we had on our left hand and went through a pass in the mountains. We then went on to the north-northwest, crossing several valleys and arroyos. In the day's march, which lasted three hours in which we must have covered two leagues, we came to eight watering places. We stopped on a hill at the edge of a deep valley which has sufficient water in a pool. A little way off from the camp we saw a village of heathen, and six of them came to visit us. We named this arroyo San Vicente. I observed the latitude and found it to be thirty-six degrees and ten minutes.


September 11 To Pico Creek.
September 13 To San Carpoforo Creek, near Ragged Point.