John App’s June 13, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Thursday June 13, 1850

Route: Left Hudspeth’s Cutoff

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Notes about this post: John takes a southwesterly route through the desert to the west of the Great Salt Lake. This is a very barren part of the trail even though it is nearby the Humboldt River. I drove on Utah Highway 30, a two lane road that parallels his trail on the east side and as I got on the highway there was a sign that read “No Services Next 102 Miles”. How the emigrants made this trip is just miraculous!

Left Hudspeths Cut off June 13th,

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

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

In the desert west of the Great Salt Lake heading toward Elko, Nevada

In the desert west of the Great Salt Lake heading toward Elko, Nevada

In the desert west of the Great Salt Lake heading toward Elko, Nevada

In the desert west of the Great Salt Lake heading toward Elko, Nevada

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One Response to John App’s June 13, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

  1. Pat Hillman says:

    Larry, I think about that a lot. How could they possibley have traveled so fa with so few amenities and survived!We have had much more snow than normal in the Sierras this winter and it must have been the same kind of winter when the Donner party came through. No wonder it was so disasterous.

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