The California Trail entered the northeast corner of Nevada and followed a broad dry valley southestwards. An area of lush meadows known as 1000 Springs was a godsend for the weary travellers. After another stretch of desert they reached the reliable water and forage of the Humboldt River near Wells.
1000 Springs on the California TrailThe pastures and water known as 1000 Springs were a critical resource for travelers on the California Trail
1000 Springs, north of Wells, NevadaDate photographed: August 6, 2011
A wildlife bridge over Highway 93A bridge over the highway specifically designed for migrating deer herds
Highway 93 at HD Summit, north of Wells, NevadaDate photographed: August 6, 2011
California Trail north of WellsOn the route of the California Trail south of Thousand Springs
near Willow Creek, north of Wells, NevadaDate photographed: August 6, 2011
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