- Created: Tuesday, 20 May 2014 20:18
- Written by Jack Raudy
Four-wheel drive owners invited to relive early pioneer wagon trail adventures
As early as the 1840’s, farmers and gold seekers loaded their possessions, a few women, children, dogs and cats in covered wagons and began what would become an arduous journey toward the Pacific Ocean. The trickle of emigrants beginning in 1841 would turn into hordes of dreamers after the discovery of gold in California in 1848. The overland emigrant trek would take five to six months crossing mountains, deserts, rivers, and some of the most hostile country in the world.
Now SUV and other four-wheel drive owners can relive the gold rush era as they travel the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail, marveling as such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, Soldier Meadows and so much more.