- Created: Sunday, 15 February 2015 16:49
- Written by Jack Raudy
High Rock Trekkers lead this run on July 17-20
Wagons Ho! Just imagine a sport utility vehicle (SUV) trek for the entire family that traces the same route used by 8,000 early pioneers in more than 1,500 covered wagons from 1849 to 1852 that brought a flood of immigrants to California… most of whom had the Gold Rush fever. The overland emigrant trip would take five to six months crossing mountains, deserts, rivers, and some of the most hostile country in the world.
SUV and other four-wheel drive owners can now relive the gold rush era as they travel the famous Lassen-Applegate Emigrant Trail, marveling as such sights as the beautiful Black Rock Desert, the majestic High Rock Canyon, Double Hot Springs, Soldier Meadows and so much more.