Once underway again they followed the long gravel beaches nine miles west to Schultz Cove. They rested there overnight. The next morning they entered the woods, turned north and followed the low ridge just above the shoreline of Sergiaus Narrows to Bear Bay. From Bear Bay they followed the shoreline into Little Bear Bay. The first two house groups passed right through this area in order to leave untouched shellfish resources for those traveling behind.
It is said that one family turned north to winter at Deadmans Reach. War Chief Katlian tried to talk them out of it, but they left anyway. They had a hunting camp in that area and were confident that they could winter-over very well there.
When the lead house group left Rose Channel they moved into the woods, headed east until they found the old bear trail and followed it across the narrow peninsula to the stream draining into the southeast corner of Rodman Bay. The bear trail followed the stream into the bay. The scouts left a clearly marked trail for the other house groups to follow.
From Appleton Cove they followed the rocky outer beach toward Saook Bay, harvesting some of the abundant shellfish as they moved along.
The first house group arrived at Moses Point without fanfare, then moved on to their main destinationthe Lake Eva river in Hanus Bay.
Early that morning the house chief had sent his runners back to contact the houses still coming up. The runners returned late that evening and reported, "The people are scattered out five or six days marching time behind us."
A quick survey was enough to determine that there was no sign of recent human activity in Hanus Bay. This was disappointing news. Now they had to find a way to alert their possible neighbors, nine miles across the open water of Peril Strait.