Guided hike to follow Emigrant Trail

There will be a Historic Emigrant Trail Trek out of Sorensen’s Resort on Aug. 11 and Sept. 15.

Participants will feel the strain and celebrate the triumphs of the emigrants who crossed the Sierra Nevada during the 1849 Gold Rush. On this walking, hiking, and driving tour the same paths where emigrants led their oxen-pulled wagons through the seemingly impassable canyon of the Carson River and up and over the treacherous Devil’s Ladder, now known as Carson Pass will be explored.

The program starts the evening before each hike with a free slide show and talk focusing on early trailblazers including Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, and Joe Walker.

The next morning, the excursion leaves from Sorensen’s at 8:30 and returns by 4pm. Bring sunblock, extra water, hat, and a light jacket. Participants may be asked to drive their own vehicles.

Cost is $60 for Sorensen’s guests, $95 for non-guests, $30 children ages 6-13; price includes snacks, beverages, and trail lunch. For reservations, call 530.694.2203.

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