John Ordway:

the wind fell and the rain turned to Snow Some time last night and the Snow fell 6 Inches deep & continues chilly & cold this morning, & we had not any thing to eat. ... the natives have great numbers of horses gave us two to kill. we killed one to eat. Some of the women pitched a leather lodge2 and brought wood & made a fire in it and chiefs invited our officers to Stay in it, and talked together our officers told them our business &C. in the evening we played the fiddle and danced a while a number of Indians came from other villages to See us ...we are now as near the Mountains as we can git untill Such times as the Snow is nearly gone of[f] the mountains as we are too eairly to cross.