|This aerial view is of Big Springs now called the O BAR CATTLE COMPANY. Some where near here the Bidwell Party abandoned their last 7 wagons which were subsequently burned by later emigrants. On the page where Bidwell describes the abandonment of the wagons, McKinstry scrawled a marginal note, unfortunately not dated: "We cooked our supper & breakfast with fires made from the remains of three wagons - McKinstry, jr.|
Continue south over Leppy Pass, down the other side of the mountain to the salt flats, to the JUNCTION (12.0 miles) with a curved paved road. The paved road heading east goes 3.0 miles to the Bonneville Salt Flats. The paved road heading south goes to the JUNCTION (1.4 miles) with I-80. At this point you are 117 miles west of Salt Lake City and 3 miles east of the Utah-Nevada border.
THANK YOU FOR COMING.
|September 14, 1841|