After leaving Fort Laramie your wagon begins the steady climb into the Rocky Mountains. The steep climb is a great strain on your wagon’s animal team.
If your wagon load is greater than 2,000 pounds, then for the next 260 miles, your wagon can travel only five miles per day with oxen teams or ten miles a day with mules.
Calculate how many days you have traveled and subtract the appropriate amount of food.
Then you meet this fella: