- Military Cycling in the Rocky Mountains, J.A. Moss
Sept. 6th: Left Fort Harrison [after a day and a half layover] 8 A.M. Up grade, dust and wind to content against. Instead of returning the way we came --i.e. following the N.P. as nearly as possible, we took the old stage line over the Main Divide. Road exceedingly rough, steep and stony. Took wrong road--after rolling our wheels about two miles up grade, over stones and ruts, the road disappeared amid grass and timber, and we realized our mistake. Stopped and rested about 30 mins. Retraced our footsteps and reached the summit 1:30 P.M. Lots of wind and rocks. Reached Elliston 2:30 P.M., and stopped here until 4:30 for dinner. Left with strong headwind against us. 6:20 reached Avon, where we stopped 45 mins. Instead of continuing west, we turned off to the north for the Big Black Foot country. At 7 P.M. reached a ranch where we stopped for the night. God fresh eggs for supper. Cooked supper and breakfast in kitchen of ranchman in whose yard we camped. Distance travelled 35 miles; time of actual travelling, 7: 3/4 hours.
- Report from Lt. Moss to Adjutant General, Oct. 10, 1896 [National Archives, R.G. 94 Box 346 46363-46575]