Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

RAILPOST INSTALLATION AND MINI-TOUR OF DONNER SPRING AREA

RAILPOST INSTALLATION AND MINI-TOUR OF DONNER SPRING AREA

There is going to be a Railpost party and everyone is invited.

On Saturday, September 28, Utah Crossroads members will be installing two new Railpost Markers along Pilot Mountain Road near Donner Spring. The first one will be placed near the National Park Service’s interpretive panel at the eastern base of Bidwell Pass. We will meet there at 10:00 AM. After placing the first Railpost we will move about ten miles north and plant the second one near Donner Spring.

After the work has been completed, we will take a tour of the area.  If all goes well, we will visit Donner Spring and a railpost at the edge of the mudflats east of the spring. Then we will go to Shibley Spring, Munsee Spring, Hall’s Spring, and possibly Bidwell Pass.  If time and road conditions permit, we will make our way to a non-trail-related rock formation that should prove interesting to all.

 Participants will need to bring their lunch, whatever snacks they want, and plenty of water.

Vehicles:  You can drive to the new railpost sites in a normal family sedan but the tour will require a high clearance vehicle but not necessarily four-wheel-drive. Your tires must be in good condition because the roads we will be traveling on will be very rocky in some places. 

 Driving Directions: The driving time from the Salt Lake City Area should be about three hours. Take Interstate 80 westbound.  Leave I-80 at Exit 4.  Turn north.  At 4.5 miles from I-80 bear left.  At 7.7 miles cross the Utah-Nevada state line (at about this point the road turns to gravel and is usually very washboardy). At 14 miles come to the NPS panel on the left.

If you are interested in participating in this activity please contact Jess Petersen or Vic Heath before September 20th.

Jess: 435-882-6581, jesspetersen@comcast.net

Vic:   801-561-3414, bonnieheath3@yahoo.com

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

BBQ Social

Please join us for our Fall BBQ Social on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Ft. Douglas Museum, 32 Potter Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84113. Directions to the museum here.  Everyone is welcome, so if you have curious friends and neighbors bring them along, as this is an excellent opportunity to find out what the Oregon-California Trails Association and Utah Crossroads are all about.

Socializing begins @ 6:00 PM Dinner will be served around 7:00 PM.

 Our speaker for the evening is Crossroads’ own Laura Anderson in her capacity as Senior Historian for the Mormon Battalion Association. She will present material from her session at the OCTA Convention in Santa Fe about Mormon Battalion sick detachment.

If you’re planning to attend the cost will be $18.00 per person. Please email Drew dwanosik@xmission.com, with your name(s) and how many dinners you want no later than Monday September 16th

NOTE: There’s still time to join us but if you’re going to eat, we have to let the caterer know, so please email Drew dwanosik@xmission.com with your name(s) and how many dinners you want no later than Monday September 16th.

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