Annual Lassen – Applegate
Emigrant Trail Ride
3rd Weekend in July
July 18-21, 2014
In search of the Forty-Niners – This is 200 miles of a guided 4-wheel drive tour of the 1849 wagon route used by thousands of emigrants from Imlay, Nevada to Surprise Valley, California. Superb desert and mountain scenery with many historical points of interest, led by experienced guides. All quality meals and basic camping facilities are provided. Limited to 25 vehicles.
This is a 4WD trip for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. The route used will follow the same trail heavily used during the Gold Rush (1849-1852) with exception of a few areas where the original trail still remains in relatively pristine condition and needs to be preserved. The condition of the road ranges from maintained county roads to un-maintained 4WD trails.
The Emigrants wrote in their diaries such a good description of this trip that we can identify all of the key points of interest in the history of the route. It is not a difficult trip but there are places where 4WD will be required or where trail committee instructions must be followed.
Camping the first night will be on private property. The second night will be at Stevens Camp where basic facilities are located, such as a toilet, non potable water and possibly hot showers. You will need a tent, chairs and sleeping bags.
Our insurance company requires that everyone must sign a hold-harmless release statement and return it with the application.
The price is $275* for adults and $150* for children age 7 to 14. Children under 7 are free. The price includes all meals from breakfast Saturday through lunch on Monday. Bring your own snacks, refreshments and plenty of drinking water. A travel guide with a map will be provided for each vehicle so that you may keep track of your progress and learn what the emigrants wrote down about their harrowing experiences.
On Friday evening, there is an introductory get together and meeting at Sturgeons Casino in Lovelock, Nevada. You will receive a packet with more information once you register.
*Prices are subject to change.
Additional Contact: Ron Vance, (775) 246-4099, firstname.lastname@example.org