California Trail Markers in Elko County

Trails West Marker C-39: Carlin Canyon on the California Trail California Trail Marker in Carlin Canyon on the Banks of the Humboldt River
Trails West Marker C-39: Carlin Canyon on the California Trail 14 July 2010
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Carlin Canyon on the California Trail
One has a feeling very near bordering on fear
as he passes under those precipices....
Carlin Canyon on the California Trail BLM Interpretive Panel

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Marker C-39
Carlin Canyon
Carlin Canyon Road

We have to cross the river four times... on each side of you there is a perpendicular wall of vast rock... overhanging the road so one has a feeling very near bordering on fear as he passes under those precipices....

Lewis Beers
Aug 3, 1852

The trail marker stands near a Bureau of Land Management Historical Wayside Shelter which contains an interpretive panel:

During the 1840s the shouts of men and the creaks of harness and wagon became common as the great migration west began. It started in 1841 when the Bidwell-Bartleson party became the first emigrant group to thread its way through Carlin Canyon. Two years later the Walker-Chiles party, traversing the California Trail from Ft. Hall, Idaho, rolled the first wagons into view. Over the next several years, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children bound for California and western Nevada passed this way.


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