Sunday, September 24, 1769
To San Antonio River, near Jolon.



Gaspar de Portolá
The 24th, we travelled for two hours, descending in a north- easterly direction in order to avoid the vexatious inequalities of the slope of the impassable mountains. We halted in a gully where there was sufficient water and pasture, and a village of about sixty natives.

Miguel Costansó
We set out and proceeded for about two leagues, over low-lying hills, towards the north, and, at times, towards the northeast. We descended a slope; at the foot of it dowed a considerable stream of water. Its course was eastward, and turned, afterwards, to the north, uniting with the Río de las Truchas, as we understood from the natives. The whole country over which we traveled, especially from this stream onward, was covered on both sides with white and live-oaks, as high and of as great girth as can be found in the finest parks of Europe. All the trees were loaded with acorns, as yet unripe; the crop would be so great that many herds of swine could be maintained. The Indians use them in making their atole of which we have partaken in various places and they also roast them, and eat them as bread. On the margin of this stream there was a village of very poor, wandering Indians, but they showed themselves friendly and obsequious.

Fray Juan Crespi
No entry


September 23 Day three at Los Burros Creek, west of the Nacimento River.
September 25 To Upper Jolon Valley.