Till he had reached Cheyenne, nothing special, roadwise; a gradual change from the well-worn though not always creditable roads of the Middle West, to the two-trails-in-the-grass of the western prairies. At Laramie, after the good stretch from Cheyenne, and copping that $3, it snowed-something always follows good luck like that. Spent several days there. Then on, over roads fairly packed by snow, but rather slippery. Through Rawlins, Rock Springs, Green River, Evanston-he remembered his map if not his dates; Ogden; then north of Salt Lake, via Kelton-sandy, rotten road, and very hot heat crossing into Nevada; Cobre, Elko, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca-sandy, much sage brush, plenty of hills visible on either side. Winnemucca to Reno, 160 miles, in a truck, as aforesaid. From Reno to Truckee, Cisco, Emigrant Gap-he should have gone the Lake Tahoe way for even finer scenery-to Sacramento and San Francisco.