How was the harsh condition reaching the Oregon Trail?

Very harsh. Pioneer journals describe crossing flooded rivers and having whole wagons getting washed down river and how they lost everything. They write about the sickness, death, and heat. How, when going over the mountain passes, the wagons would go over a cliff and they would loose family members and all of their stuff. That they would bury their dead along the trail and hope it was deep enough so animals wouldn't dig up the bodies. Of the fear of Indian attacks, of getting lost, of death of a child, of having enough food, weather conditions, and anything else. One woman writes about her husband dying on the trail leaving her with 6 children and a newborn baby. She keeps going, looses her wagon in the mountains pass, and when she and her children finally arrive in Oregon they are in rags, hungry, and on foot. We can't even imagine what these people when through.
Very harsh. Pioneer journals describe crossing flooded rivers and having whole wagons getting washed down river and how they lost everything. They write about the sickness, death, and heat. How, when going over the mountain passes, the wagons would go over a cliff and they would loose family members and all of their stuff. That they would bury their dead along the trail and hope it was deep enough so animals wouldn't dig up the bodies. Of the fear of Indian attacks, of getting lost, of death of a child, of having enough food, weather conditions, and anything else. One woman writes about her husband dying on the trail leaving her with 6 children and a newborn baby. She keeps going, looses her wagon in the mountains pass, and when she and her children finally arrive in Oregon they are in rags, hungry, and on foot. We can't even imagine what these people when through.