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The California Trail

Soda Springs to Sacramento


California bound, heading south

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The small but useful information center for the City of Rocks National Reserve

Almo, Idaho

August 6, 2011
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City of Rocks National Reserve

The City of Rocks

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Pinnacle Pass in the "city of rocks" was one of the most dramatic locations along the California Trail

City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho

August 7, 2011
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Pinnacle Pass

Raft River Valley

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Raft River Valley is typical of many high arid valleys in the west

south of Bridge, Idaho

August 7, 2011
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Raft River

Thousand Springs

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The pastures and water known as 1000 Springs were a critical resource for travelers on the California Trail

1000 Springs, north of Wells, Nevada

August 6, 2011
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Thousand Springs

Sagebrush desert again

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On the route of the California Trail south of Thousand Springs

near Willow Creek, north of Wells, Nevada

August 6, 2011
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Thousand Springs

Headwaters of the Humboldt River

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Verdant pastures along the upper part of the Humboldt River

, Nevada

June 23, 2000
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Wells

Two hundred fifty miles along the Humboldt River

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near Battle Mountain, Nevada

July 29, 2009
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Battle Mountain

Life on the Trail

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Covered wagons from the nineteenth century California Trail with Interstate 80 just beyond

California Trail Historic Interpretive Center, west of Elko, Nevada

August 5, 2011
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Elko

The Forty Mile Desert

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east of Fernley, Nevada

July 29, 2009
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Forty Mile Desert and Lovelock

A bad alternative

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Approximate location of Noble's Route of the Oregon Trail across the Black Rock Playa

Black Rock Desert, High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, Nevada

August 4, 2011
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The Black Rock Desert

The Truckee River running from the Sierra

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The historic Virginia Street Bridge in Reno

, Nevada

June 22, 2000
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Reno and Sparks

Donner Lake

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Memorial statue depicting the Donner Party and construction on the new High Sierra Crossing Museum

Donner Memorial State Park, near Truckee, California

June 19, 2012
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Donner Lake

Donner Pass

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The concrete arch bridge at Donner Summit on the old Lincoln Highway

east of Donner Pass, California

June 19, 2012
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Interstate 80 over Donner Pass

Carson Pass

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Historic First Summit, east side of Carson Pass

Carson Pass Highway, California

June 27, 2012
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Kirkwood and Carson Pass

The Gold Country

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Nevada City, California

June 15, 2012
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Nevada City Part One - Broad Street

The Sacramento River

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Train passing Tower Bridge and the Capitol Mall in Old Sacramento

Sacramento, California

March 25, 2011
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Sacramento's Riverfront

The Ide Adobe

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An huge 400 year old valley oak spreads over the historic Ide Adobe. The tree was estimated to be over 200 years old when the adobe was built in Mexican California.

William B. Ide Adobe State Historical Park, Red Bluff, California

July 28, 2013
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Red Bluff

Into Mexican California

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The end of the Mission Trail, El Camino Real, at Sonoma Mission.

Sonoma State Historic Park, Sonoma, California

November 9, 2011
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Sonoma Mission

San Francisco, the newest great city in the world

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Ferries once again run regularly across the bay to Marin and Oakland from the historic Ferry Building

San Francisco, California

July 18, 2010
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The Ferry Building

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