October 4, 1841 — Dry, Barren, Sandy

Monday, 4th. Distance 25 miles S.W. Country dry, barren, sandy except on the river.

If you have ever driven across Nevada, then you know you would not want to walk it.

Photo by Bob Black https://emigranttrailswest.org/virtual-tour/california-trail/

You can follow the California Trail in photos and driving instructions from The Parting of the Ways to the Humboldt Sink at Emigrant Trails West, the source of this photo.

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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