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THE JOURNEY OF CORONADO
was half a league wide. It was impossible
to descend, for after these three days Captain
Melgosa and one Juan Galeras and another
companion, who were the three lightest and
most agile men, made an attempt to go down
at the least difficult place, and went down
until those who were above were unable to
keep sight of them. They returned about
4 o'clock in the afternoon, not having
succeeded in reachlng the bottom on account
of the great difficulties which they found,
because what seemed to be easy from above
was not so, but instead very hard and diffi-
cult. They said that they had been down
about a third of the way and that the river
seemed very large from the place which they
reached, and that from what they saw they
thought the Indians had given the width
correctly. Those who stayed above had
estimated that some huge rocks on the sides
of the cliffs seemed to be about as tall as a
man, but those who went down swore that
when they reached these rocks they were
bigger than the great tower of Seville. They
did not go farther up the river, because they
could not get water.
Before this they had had to go a league or
two inland every day late in the evening in
order to find water, and the guides said that
if they should go four days farther it would
not be possible to go on, because there was
no water within three or four days, for when
they travel across this region themselves
they take with them women loaded with
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Winship, George Parker. The journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, as told by himself and his followers, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3161/m1/70/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .