2006 Events
Season Opens May 1, 2006

 

Trail basics

The Starting Point

The country that lay ahead of the pioneers contained no towns or settlements. For weeks emigrants crossed vast grassland which was hot by day and cold at night. Often violent thunderstorms swept down on the hapless travelers. Eventually, they crossed the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. Beyond the mountains lay a vast wilderness of scrubby desert sagebrush, canyons and forests.

Trail Basics
The Trek West
The Starting Point
The Wagon
Mules or Oxen
Supplies
A Day on the Trail
Dangers
Indians