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Commemorative Emigrant Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Follow in the steps of history along the Overland Emigrant Trail, which roughly parallels a route used by emigrants in the 1800s. A popular mountain-biking route, the trail travels a portion of the Tahoe National Forest between the Tahoe Donner community and Stampede Reservoir. Easy access from a handful of sedan-worthy roads allows the trail to be broken into smaller chunks for those not up to the full distance. At the start of the trail, a 3-mile stroll along lushly lined Alder Creek leads to a crossing of California Highway 89 and the Donner Camp Picnic Ground. From there, the trail turns north, traverses the northwest arm of Prosser Reservoir, fords Prosser Creek, and proceeds through stands of forest and open clearings to crossings of the Old Reno and East Pasture roads, before ending at Stampede Reservoir."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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