Follow the unmarked gravel road as it turns northwest to a FORK (9.6 miles) in the road, on the right.
Optional tour to 24-25 August campsite (Private Property). This optional tour is on private property, and permission is required. This road goes northeast to the 24-25 AUGUST CAMPSITE at Salt Wells. James John described this campsite:
"This morning we were detained by the oxen straying. Did not get them till about 12 o'clock. Travelled about 10 miles and camped near a number of salt springs not far from the Lake. These springs are deep. Some of our horses would have drowned had we not seen them in time. There are also extensive plains here which border on the Lake."
Return to the unmarked gravel road.
|This is the Salt Springs Ranch 10 miles north of the Cedar Springs.||This is the Salt Springs. John Bidwell wrote: "Tuesday 24th. ...traveled about ten miles in a westerly [north] direction; encamped where we found numerous springs, deep, clear and somewhat impregnated with salt. The plains were snowy white with salt. Here we procured salt of the best quality. The grass, that grew in small spots on the plains, was laden with salt which had formed itself on the stalks and blades in lumps, from the size of a pea to that of a hen's egg; this was the kind we procured, it being very white, strong and pure." Wednexday, 25th. Remained here all day. James John wrote on the 245h: "...Travelled about 10 miles and camped near a number of Salt Springs not far from the Lake. These springs are deep. One of our horses would have drowned had we not saved them in time. There are also extensive plains here which border on the Lake."|
|August 23, 1841||August 26, 1841|