As Barash and Saflynn were escorting the supplies to Phandalin, they came upon two dead horses blocking the path. Upon further inspection it was clear that these were Gundren and Sildar’s horses. The saddlebags were looted, and there was an empty map case near the scene. After a failed goblin ambush, Saflynn was able able to discern that bodies had been dragged along a hidden trail that led further into the woods. The trail held a couple traps to deter unwanted travelers and wound several miles northwest through forest, ultimately leading to a cave entrance.