Personal Narrative Essay-We Are Leaving Fort Kearny

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We are leaving Fort Kearny today. Our wagon train followed the south side of the Platte River. We traveled for about 170 miles until we reached the California Crossing which is where the Platte River divides into North and South. To be able to get to the North Platte River we have to cross the South a Platte River. The river is too wide to be bridged and too shallow for a boat to cross. The only way we could do it was if we used the sandbars. Once we crossed the river, there was a very steep hill ahead of us, but we weren't prepared for it. The wagon was way too heavy to pull up the hill so I decided to dump some of our things before we climbed the hill to reduce the weight. Our spare tire was the heaviest thing that we had at
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