Overland West

User: lflarson
Dates: 3 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Duration: 3 weeks, 6 days
URL: https://overlandwest.blogspot.com/

Leslie Larson's auto trip re-tracing her ancestors' 1849 wagon journey via the California and Lassen trails

Wednesday 31 May 2017 6:00

  1. Cupertino California
Posted: May 31, 2017, 1 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 14:10

  1. Donner Lake
Posted: May 28, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 13:08

  1. Patrick Nevada
Posted: May 28, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 11:51

  1. Marker A-21, marks the beginning of the 40 mile desert, page 73 NPS guide
Posted: May 28, 2017, 6:51 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 11:30

  1. California trail Humboldt Lake marker C-82
Posted: May 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 11:15

  1. California trail Granite Point marker C-81
Posted: May 28, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 10:57

  1. California Trail leaving Big Meadows marker C-80.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 10:24

  1. Big Meadows marker C-79. In the town of Lovelock Nevada. "Grass the best I ever saw better than any meadow in the states. There are a large number of campers around us all cutting grass with scythes." William R Brown September 7, 1853.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 10:04

  1. Near Big Meadows marker C-78, could not find it, but it is near Kruze Rd
Posted: May 28, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 8:59

  1. Applegate trail junction marker C-67/A-1
Posted: May 28, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 8:35

  1. Lassen Meadows marker C-66.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 8:18

  1. Applegate Lassen immigrant trail cut off NPS marker A-11
Posted: May 28, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Sunday 28 May 2017 7:57

  1. Near Dry Creek cutoff. Probably a Great Basin gopher snake. NPS marker A-10
Posted: May 28, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 18:52

  1. Button Point Nevada. Trail marker C-61; also called Humboldt Sloughs
Posted: May 28, 2017, 1:52 a.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 18:23

  1. Golconda Summit elevation 5159'
Posted: May 28, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 17:23

  1. Just past Immigrant Pass -- the Pass itself was about 6450' elevation
Posted: May 28, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 17:01

  1. California Trail End of greenhorn cutoff marker C - 40
Posted: May 28, 2017, 12:01 a.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 16:32

  1. Carlin Canyon C- 39, gorgeous small canyon
Posted: May 27, 2017, 11:32 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 15:40

  1. California Trail Greenhorn Cutoff marker C-38
Posted: May 27, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 14:11

  1. The California Trail interpretive center Elko Nevada
Posted: May 27, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 11:52

  1. Elko Nevada, Highland Inn and Suites; visited Carol Wachtel there. She is a John Lamb Robinson descendant
Posted: May 27, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 11:13

  1. Just west of Deeth, Nevada
Posted: May 27, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 10:42

  1. Humboldt Wells C-29
Posted: May 27, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 9:58

  1. Willow Creek and Hunter Draw
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 9:46

  1. Summit view of the Sierras elevation 6247'
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 9:17

  1. West and south of Jackpot; view of the Nevada mountains
Posted: May 27, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 9:45

  1. Jackpot Nevada
Posted: May 27, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Saturday 27 May 2017 9:30

  1. Salmon damn constructed in 1910 but did not fill up until 1984.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 13:53

  1. Castle Rocks picnic area
Posted: May 26, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 13:09

  1. California Trail Pinnacle Pass, City of Rocks, C-9.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 12:47

  1. Immigrant Canyon, City of Rocks, junction of the California and Salt Lake alternate trails; also City of Rocks stage station
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 12:35

  1. Register Rock records immigrants' signatures, California Trail, 1843 to 1882.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:35 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 12:34

  1. Silent City of Rocks, C-8. Also known as Treasurer Rock
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 12:19

  1. Circle Creek overlook in City of Rocks
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 12:13

  1. City of Rocks National Reserve
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 12:11

  1. California Trail, the original route through Castle Rocks
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 11:56

  1. City of Rocks National Reserve headquarters
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 11:34

  1. Summit Creek marker C-6.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 11:33

  1. Marker C-5, leaving Cassia Creek. Town of Elba.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 11:04

  1. California trail, Cassia Creek marker C-4
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 11:00

  1. Where trails meet Fort Hall from one direction and the Hudspeth Cutoff from the other direction.
Posted: May 26, 2017, 5 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 10:57

  1. Hudspeth Cutoff, the shortcut to California gold fields came out of the hills to the east and joined the old California Trail right here
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 10:25

  1. Idahome Idaho
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 10:24

  1. Raft River Valley marker C-3
Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 9:50

  1. Raft river re-crossing
Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 9:31

  1. Parting of the Ways, California Road at Raft River Idaho
Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:31 p.m.

Friday 26 May 2017 8:05

  1. Twin Falls on the Snake River Idaho
Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 17:46

  1. Register rock Idaho
Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:46 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 17:30

  1. American Falls Idaho
Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 17:14

  1. Pocatello Idaho
Posted: May 25, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 16:15

  1. Hudspeth's cutoff
Posted: May 25, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 15:50

  1. Original trail ruts and swales just west of Soda Springs Idaho
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 15:35

  1. Pyramid springs geyser near Soda Springs Idaho
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 15:14

  1. Soda Springs Idaho
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 15:03

  1. Bear valley overlook
Posted: May 25, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 14:20

  1. National Oregon California Trail Center, Montpelier Idaho
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 14:10

  1. Smith's trading post
Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 13:58

  1. Big Hill Idaho. Robinson-Gray wagon company would have had to descend Big Hill as Hwy 30/McCauley road wasn't built until 1852 by Tom McCauley who was in Ezra Meeker's wagon company. See Big Hill illustration by James Wilkins and compare to photo of Big Hill.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 13:39

  1. Thomas Fork crossing
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 13:34

  1. Border Junction Wyoming
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 13:18

  1. Cokeville Wyoming
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:18 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 13:03

  1. Cokeville Wyoming. End of Sublette cutoff; marked by Ezra Meeker
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 10:54

  1. Fossil Butte National monument -- a quadruple star location to visit!
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 10:32

  1. Middle of nowhere, Highway 30W Wyoming
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 10:08

  1. Opal Wyoming
Posted: May 25, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

Thursday 25 May 2017 9:03

  1. Rock Springs Wyoming. Sinclair oil gas station
Posted: May 25, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 17:17

  1. Big sandy river
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:17 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 17:13

  1. Farson "cavalcade of the west" near the Big Sandy
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 16:45

  1. Ruts at False Parting of the Ways
Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 16:23

  1. South Pass overlook
Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 16:17

  1. Approximate location of Pacific Springs
Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 16:11

  1. Continental divide
Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 15:59

  1. South Pass on the Sweetwater; after here, wagon trains turned to follow Pacific creek. This is continental divide.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 15:52

  1. Lander cutoff
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 15:28

  1. South pass city
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 15:04

  1. Close to South Pass City Wyoming, site of a minor gold rush
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 14:51

  1. Atlantic City Wyoming
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 14:31

  1. Red Canyon wildlife area
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 14:28

  1. 15 miles from South Pass
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:46

  1. Beaver Rim overlooking Wind River Mountain range
Posted: May 24, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:21

  1. Trump house sitting in splendid isolation above Sweetwater junction. Nearest neighbors live in trashed houses.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 6:21 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:19

  1. Sweetwater station junction and Willie Handcart historic site
Posted: May 24, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:04

  1. Ice Slough, approaching South pass Wyoming
Posted: May 24, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 11:37

  1. Split rock Pony Express station site
Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 11:25

  1. Split Rock Wyoming
Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 10:42

  1. Devils Gate Wyoming
Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 10:06

  1. Independence Rock, so named because if you made it to Independence Rock by July 4th you would have a very good chance of making it through the Sierra Nevada Mountains to California without being caught in a snowstorm
Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 9:51

  1. Pathfinder national wildlife refuge
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 9:40

  1. Pathfinder ranch, super deluxe, no doubt named after jJohn C Fremont Who traveled through this area. Full of pronghorn
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 9:29

  1. On the way to Alcova Wyoming
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 8:32

  1. Bessemer Bend historic site -- final crossing of Platte in order to follow the Sweetwater river. Platte turns south here, so emigrats couldn't follow it further west
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 8:21

  1. Red rock and sagebrush; we are in the west now
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 8:15

  1. On the way to Bessemer Bend
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 8:07

  1. Trekking to reach Bessemer Bend and the final crossing of the Platte
Posted: May 24, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 21:46

  1. National Historic Trails interpretive center, Casper Wyoming
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:46 a.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 15:11

  1. Big Muddy pond
Posted: May 23, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 15:10

  1. Rock in the Glen outside Glenrock where John C Fremont and Kit Carson camped on July 26, 1842 during Fremont's 1st expedition west
Posted: May 23, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 13:44

  1. Pioneer museum, Douglas Wyoming
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 13:13

  1. Glendo Wyoming
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 11:27

  1. First view of snow covered peaks, bluff above North Platte River, about 7 miles west of Fort Laramie
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 9:15

  1. Oregon trail ruts state historic site
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 8:44

  1. Register Cliff "campground" next to North Platte River
Posted: May 23, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 8:22

  1. Register Cliff monument near Fort Laramie Wyoming
Posted: May 23, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 8:21

  1. Pony express station just outside Guernsey Wyoming
Posted: May 23, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 17:49

  1. The Cobblestone Inn looks out on the North Platte River in Guernsey Wyoming
Posted: May 22, 2017, 11:49 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 17:16

  1. Fort Platte trading post built by Lancaster Lupton in 1841. Close to Fort Laramie.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 16:59

  1. Fort Laramie Wyoming
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 16:29

  1. Lingle Wyoming, known as Rawhide creek by the emigrants
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:29 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 15:57

  1. Horse Creek treaty site. Horse Creek treaty was perhaps the most important treaty between the Plains Indian tribes and the United States government. Over the years, it fell apart. Bad faith implementation by US government.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 15:25

  1. Mini Chimney Rock near Robideaux pass
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 14:58

  1. Robidoux Pass OCTA monument
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 14:46

  1. Approximate location of Robidoux's trading post
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 14:38

  1. Riflesight and Robidoux roads, route of 49rs
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:38 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 14:00

  1. Scottsbluff summit
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 12:14

  1. Scottsbluff national monument
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Monday 22 May 2017 5:57

  1. Scottsbluff Nebraska
Posted: May 22, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:59

  1. Courthouse and Jail Rocks historical marker
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:44

  1. Broadwater Nebraska
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:20

  1. Narcissa Whitman historical marker
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:11

  1. Frogs head Nebraska
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 13:04

  1. Lisco Nebraska
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 12:49

  1. Oshkosh Nebraska
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 12:37

  1. Battle of Blue Water
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 12:12

  1. Windlass Hill, Ash Hollow
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 12:04

  1. Windlass Hill, Ash Hollow Nebraska
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 11:51

  1. On the way to Ash Hollow; grand view of the platte
Posted: May 21, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 11:34

  1. Overlooking Lake McConaughy, where the middle ford of the South Platte was located till drowned by the reservoir
Posted: May 21, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 11:17

  1. Ogallala Nebraska
Posted: May 21, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 11:20

  1. Intersection of Slough and Wild Rose roads, possibly near Pleasant Gray grave
Posted: May 21, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 11:19

  1. Lower ford of South Platte River
Posted: May 21, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 10:34

  1. Most probably the location where Pleasant Gray died, about 2 miles from lower crossing of the South Platte river
Posted: May 21, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 10:23

  1. West Oregon Trail Road near Hershey Nebraska
Posted: May 21, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Sunday 21 May 2017 10:21

  1. South Platte river crossing, probably near where Pleasant Gray died. There is still a campground next to the river.
Posted: May 21, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 18:31

  1. Box Elder Canyon wildlife area, possibly near where Pleasant Gray died.
Posted: May 20, 2017, 11:31 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 17:03

  1. Marker for Cottonwood Springs Pony Express station. Possible Pleasant Gray grave location. Sand hills region along the Platte River Nebraska.
Posted: May 20, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 16:59

  1. Intersection of S. Plainview Rd. and E. State Farm Rd. near North Platte Nebraska. One possible area where Pleasant Gray died. Sand hills region of Nebraska along the Platte River.
Posted: May 20, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 16:45

  1. Brady Island along the Platte river
Posted: May 20, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 16:02

  1. Chief Turkey Leg and band of Cheyennes wreck a west bound Union Pacific freight train
Posted: May 20, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 15:00

  1. Dawson County Historical Museum, Lexington Nebraska. Has a Tyson meat packing plant with large population of Somali, Latin American and southeast asian immigrants. 30 languages in public schools per volunteer at museum.
Posted: May 20, 2017, 8 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 10:45

  1. Archway Monument, Kearney Nebraska
Posted: May 20, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 10:32

  1. Platte river near Fort Kearney
Posted: May 20, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

Saturday 20 May 2017 9:06

  1. Fort Kearney State Historical Park
Posted: May 20, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 16:50

  1. Kearney Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 16:22

  1. Harold Warp Pioneer Village, Minden Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 15:08

  1. Crane Trust & Nature Visitor Center, Alda Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 13:10

  1. Hastings Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 12:42

  1. Fairfield Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 12:31

  1. Big Sandy creek
Posted: May 19, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 12:13

  1. Shickley Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 11:55

  1. Ohiowa Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

Friday 19 May 2017 9:13

  1. Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice Nebraska
Posted: May 19, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 16:11

  1. Big Blue river Kansas
Posted: May 18, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 15:49

  1. Marysville Kansas
Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:49 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 14:35

  1. Alcove Spring near Blue Rapids Kansas
Posted: May 18, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 14:15

  1. Historical marker 6 miles from Alcove Spring
Posted: May 18, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 13:58

  1. Frankfort Kansas
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 13:04

  1. Scott Spring, Westmoreland, Kansas
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 13:00

  1. Rock Creek crossing and camp
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 12:27

  1. Antelope creek road, Wamego Kansas
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 12:07

  1. Paxico Kansas
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 12:06

  1. Union Town/Herbert Reinhard Green memorial wildlife park appears non-existent now. Was emigrant camp #21 per NPS guide
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 10:57

  1. Kansas Museum of History
Posted: May 18, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Thursday 18 May 2017 10:47

  1. Pottawatomie Mission, Topeka
Posted: May 18, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 15:18

  1. Lecompton Kansas, territorial legislative capitol
Posted: May 17, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 12:05

  1. National Frontier Trails Museum, Independence
Posted: May 17, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 11:35

  1. Lewis Bingham Waggoner Estate
Posted: May 17, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 17:57

  1. Wayne City Landing overlook, Independece Missouri
Posted: May 16, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 17:18

  1. Rice Tremonti home; photo includes slave cabin to the right
Posted: May 16, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 17:10

  1. Blue Ridge Overland Trail segment
Posted: May 16, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 17:07

  1. Blue Ridge Overland Trail segment
Posted: May 16, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 17:03

  1. Blue Ridge Overland Trail segment
Posted: May 16, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 17:00

  1. Blue Ridge original overland trail segment starts here...
Posted: May 16, 2017, 10 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 16:43

  1. Santa Fe Trail city park ; historical marker found but I couldn't see the ruts or swales near it
Posted: May 16, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 16:41

  1. Westport watering hole and center of Westport business district--updated with correct GPS points
Posted: May 16, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 16:40

  1. Westport Watering Place, a large spring and emigrant encampment at the jumping off point for the California Overland trail in 1849. Probably the camp where Pleasant & Mike Gray prepared for their trip. Also the camp where the Madison County California Mining company probably stayed prior to their departure for California. Now it is the parking lot for Cost Plus World market.
Posted: May 16, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 7:28

  1. Drury Inn, Blue Springs, outside Independence Missouri
Posted: May 16, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 14:39

  1. Iowa Sac & Fox Mission historical site
Posted: May 15, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 14:22

  1. Kansas glacial mounds, west beyond the Missouri river, California trail
Posted: May 15, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 13:23

  1. Riverfront, the wide Missouri, jump off point for the majority of 1849 emigrants
Posted: May 15, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

Monday 15 May 2017 10:43

  1. Patee House Museum, St. Joseph Missouri
Posted: May 15, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 21:59

  1. Drury Inn outside St. Joseph
Posted: May 15, 2017, 2:59 a.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 21:18

  1. Marysville
Posted: May 15, 2017, 2:18 a.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 20:23

  1. Clarinda Iowa
Posted: May 15, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 20:23

  1. Sanitarium street in Red Oak Iowa where the Powell School for the Deaf was located; Stella Sharkey worked there until she married Frank Barker
Posted: May 15, 2017, 1:23 a.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 18:26

  1. Avoca Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 11:26 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 18:11

  1. Harlan Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 17:59

  1. Defiance Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 17:44

  1. Denison Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 17:30

  1. Kiron Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 16:36

  1. Possible location of Storm Lake canning company and Barker dairy farm
Posted: May 14, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 16:34

  1. Storm Lake Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 14:46

  1. Barn quilts of Sac County
Posted: May 14, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 14:33

  1. Rockwell City Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 14:07

  1. Fort Dodge Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 13:38

  1. Blairsburg Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 11:20

  1. Iowa state capitol
Posted: May 14, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Sunday 14 May 2017 10:25

  1. Des Moines Water Works park, Iowa
Posted: May 14, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 15:54

  1. Newton Iowa
Posted: May 13, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 15:41

  1. Grinnell Iowa
Posted: May 13, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 15:21

  1. Grace Methodist church Brooklyn Iowa
Posted: May 13, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 15:13

  1. Alfred and Sophia Barker; Ada Maclean Barker; Elizabeth Susannah Barker; Everett Barker gravesites
Posted: May 13, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 14:12

  1. Mannat home Brooklyn
Posted: May 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 12:28

  1. Brooklyn Iowa
Posted: May 13, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 12:03

  1. Williamsburg Iowa
Posted: May 13, 2017, 5:03 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 11:52

  1. Oxford Iowa
Posted: May 13, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 9:59

  1. Mark Twain overlook, Muscatine Iowa
Posted: May 13, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 22:32

  1. Stephanie & Blaine Braught home, Joy Illinois
Posted: May 11, 2017, 3:32 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 16:03

  1. Just crossed the wide Mississippi at Muscatine
Posted: May 10, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 15:34

  1. Turn off for Muscatine
Posted: May 10, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 15:21

  1. West Liberty Iowa
Posted: May 10, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 14:22

  1. Brooklyn Iowa
Posted: May 10, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 14:07

  1. Grinnell Iowa
Posted: May 10, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 13:25

  1. A little west of Mitchellville Iowa
Posted: May 10, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 12:47

  1. Edge of Des Moines Iowa
Posted: May 10, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 11:42

  1. Menlo Iowa
Posted: May 10, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 11:26

  1. Adair Iowa in the pelting rain
Posted: May 10, 2017, 4:26 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 10:42

  1. Near Shelby Iowa at rest stop
Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 10:14

  1. Near Council Bluffs Iowa
Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 19:02

  1. Lincoln Nebraska
Posted: May 9, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 17:12

  1. Mormon Island State Recreation Area Nebraska
Posted: May 8, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 16:41

  1. Kearny
Posted: May 8, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 15:23

  1. North Platte Nebraska
Posted: May 8, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 12:25

  1. Ogallala Walmart gas
Posted: May 8, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 11:48

  1. Ovid Colorado on way to Nebraska
Posted: May 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 10:30

  1. Columbine school Fort Morgan
Posted: May 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 9:57

  1. Fort Morgan
Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 9:10

  1. Outside of Boulder; intersection with I-76 East
Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 8:29

  1. Boulder
Posted: May 8, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 12:26

  1. Maples home, Frisco
Posted: May 7, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 11:49

  1. Vail Colorado
Posted: May 7, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 11:25

  1. Eagle Colorado
Posted: May 7, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 10:45

  1. New Castle Colorado
Posted: May 7, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 9:41

  1. Palisade. Very appropriate
Posted: May 7, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 9:33

  1. Outside Grand Junction. Erosion on a massive scale (with the obligatory road sign)
Posted: May 7, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 16:27

  1. Grand Junction Colorado
Posted: May 6, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 15:35

  1. Westspring Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 15:01

  1. Thompson Springs
Posted: May 6, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 14:37

  1. Green river
Posted: May 6, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 13:46

  1. Devil's canyon
Posted: May 6, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 13:45

  1. Salt wash view area/early Castle Valley
Posted: May 6, 2017, 7:45 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 13:15

  1. Emery on the way to Green River Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 12:28

  1. Just outside Richfield Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 10:14

  1. Joseph cemetery Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 9:54

  1. Mountain pass leading into Joseph, Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 9:22

  1. Beaver, Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 9:07

  1. Fremont Wash, presumably named after a John C. Fremont campsite in the 1840s
Posted: May 6, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 8:42

  1. Parowan Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 2:42 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 8:26

  1. Just outside Cedar City Utah
Posted: May 6, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 7:43

  1. Walmart warehouse outside St. George
Posted: May 6, 2017, 1:43 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 7:23

  1. Leaving St. George
Posted: May 6, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 11:36

  1. St. George, Clarion Inn
Posted: May 5, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 11:11

  1. Virgin river gorge. Gorgeous, with a freeway running thru it
Posted: May 5, 2017, 5:11 p.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 9:51

  1. Mesquite, where else? Oh, or maybe Las Vegas...
Posted: May 5, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 9:18

  1. Leaving Moapa (Paiute) indian reservation on I-15; there is a ling series of enormous billboards featuring spa resorts, pizza joints, and steak restaurants stretching out of loss Vegas for some 10 miles. It is in stark contrast to the "Keep America Beautiful" crying Indian advertisement of the 1970s and a repudiation of Lady Bird Johnson's highway beautification act of 1965.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 4:18 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 17:25

  1. Las Vegas; nice studio room in posh, very Las Vegas home
Posted: May 5, 2017, 12:25 a.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 15:06

  1. Baker, about 70 miles more to Las Vegas
Posted: May 4, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 13:41

  1. Kramer Junction California
Posted: May 4, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 13:12

  1. In the middle of the Mohave Desert. Joshua trees
Posted: May 4, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 12:12

  1. Cesar Chavez National Monument
Posted: May 4, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 11:56

  1. Cesar Chavez memorial garden
Posted: May 4, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 11:49

  1. Keene in the Tehachapi mountains. Cesar Chavez National monument
Posted: May 4, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 10:42

  1. Gone today; steak tomorrow. America's beef fattening feedlot. Notice giant piles of manure
Posted: May 4, 2017, 5:42 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 10:32

  1. Wasco Way and I-5
Posted: May 4, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 9:43

  1. I-5 @ junction to Paso Robles
Posted: May 4, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 9:14

  1. I-5 Dams or Trains political sign
Posted: May 4, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 8:54

  1. Middle of nowhere on I-5, political signs begin
Posted: May 4, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 8:14

  1. The drudgery of I-5 begins. Intersection with Mercy Springs Road
Posted: May 4, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 7:53

  1. San Luis reservoir, Pacheco Pass; never seen it so full, so beautiful
Posted: May 4, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 7:34

  1. Back side Coe State Park, Pacheco Pass
Posted: May 4, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 7:15

  1. Hwy 152 East Gilroy
Posted: May 4, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday 4 May 2017 6:31

  1. Coffee break at Panera's in Cupertino
Posted: May 4, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

Wednesday 3 May 2017 15:54

  1. Departure from home in Cupertino
Posted: May 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Overland West

User: lflarson
Dates: 3 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Duration: 3 weeks, 6 days
URL: https://overlandwest.blogspot.com/

Leslie Larson's auto trip re-tracing her ancestors' 1849 wagon journey via the California and Lassen trails

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How fun to track your travels! Safe and wondrous journey.

What a great idea it is to re-trace your ancestors’ wagon journey.
Please drive with utmost care!