(This post should have gone before the Guernsey Wyoming post. )
At windlass hill the prairie schooners had ropes tied to them and the wheels were locked ,
then the treacherous decent began.
It was said that the decent was so terrifying that it seemed as though the wagons would hang
" a little past the perpendicular."
It was here where they could only hope for the best.
Once down this steep hill it was clear sailing for a while.