Lets start this again
Published by OCTA:
"From the Old Northwest to the Pacific Northwest: Patterson & Michael Luark": edited by Howard Jabion
"The 1854 Oregon Trail Diary of Winfield Scott Ebey"; Edited by Susan Badger Doyle
"Overland in 1846: Diaries and Letters of the California-Oregon Trail" Vol. I; Dale Morgan. 9 different men
"A Day With the Cow Column, 1843" Jesse Applegate
"Andrew McClure, Journal of the Oregon Trail, 1853", Lane County Historical Society. This is the Elliot Wagon Trail that comes across Central OR.
"My Trip Across the Plains, Benjamin Franklin Owens, 1853". " " "
"What I Saw in California" Edwin Bryant - very detailed, day by day on the trail west - a classic trail book
"At the Extreminity of Civilization, 1849", Dr. Israel Lord, edited by Necia Liles - very detailed
"Journal of Travels, Over the Oregon Trail in 1845", Joel Palmer
"Powerful Rocky, the Blue Mountains and the Oregon Trail", John Evans - a lot of citations from men's diaries (and women too). You can also learn a lot about the I-84 section of the trail. (DH, Gail & I worked with Mr. Evans about 10 years ago for good locations for two trail markers.)
Let me know if you want details on any of these. I can also tell you about others who end up in CA, but are on the main OR Trail before turning onto the CA Trail.