Tuesday, September 5, 1769

Gaspar de Portolá
The 5th, we travelled for four hours; the entire way was over hills. We halted in a gully, surrounded by very high hills, where there was much water and pasture.

Miguel Costansó
We continued our march through the same canyon, which turned towards the northwest. After a short distance we left it and made our way over hills and high slopes not far from the coast. The country was rough and difficult of passage, with many ups and downs, yet pleasant and covered with live-oak and white oak. We did not see a single native on this day's march, which was of two leagues. We pitched our camp in a very narrow canyon, surrounded by very high hills, and containing running water and sufficient pasture for our horses. The place was named the Cañada Angosta.

Fray Juan Crespi
At half-past six we broke camp, following the same valley until it turned to the northwest, when we left it. A short distance from there we took a rough and troublesome road over high hills not far from the beach, with many ups and downs; but it was very delightful on account of the thick growth of live oaks, oaks, and alders. On this march of two leagues we did not see a single heathen. We halted in a narrow valley hemmed in by very high hills, with running water and good pasture for the animals. I called it Canada de Santa Elena, and it is known to the soldiers as Canada Angosta. It is in thirty-five degrees, three minutes.