John App’s June 9, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Sunday June 9, 1850

Stopping Point: Camped 20 miles off Hudspeth’s Cutoff

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Notes about this post: The Hudspeth’s Cutoff was an east-west route through some mountain ranges. Today, to follow the route by road is impossible since the roads run primarily north-south paralleling the mountain ranges. The best one can do is to travel each north-south road and find the points where the trail crossed. On this trip it took too many miles and too much time for me to accomplish that task. John doesn’t have another diary entry until June 13th.

Saboth June 9 20 miles on Cut off

No video this day.

Diary entries 6/1/1850 - 6/23/1850

Diary entries 6/1/1850 - 6/23/1850

Along Hudspeth's Cutoff near Arimo

Along Hudspeth's Cutoff near Arimo

Along Hudspeth's Cutoff near Arimo

Along Hudspeth's Cutoff near Arimo


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