Got up at 4 o’clock this morning so as to get an early start for the burnt pine region out east about 10 miles. Mr. Morrow and Dee went out with their rig and I took mine. We got off about 5:30 and reached the end of the pine region in about 3 hours. We got a few blackberries there and then came back a little and went south to Turtle Lake where we camped for dinner, and fed and watered our horses. The hot, dry weather has so spoiled the berries that we got but few. Dee and I took a good swim in the lake. It was very hot out there and I suffered some with a headache. We got home about 6 tonight. It thunders over on lake Michigan, but I fear it won’t rain here.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)