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Kirkwood in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carson Trail - Ascent to Carson Pass

 
 
Carson Trail - Ascent to Carson Pass Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
1. Carson Trail - Ascent to Carson Pass Marker (Front)
Bronze Plaque on post reads:
Marker placed by Nevada Trail Marking Committee, Inc. c/o Nevada Historical Society, Reno, Nev. Executive Committee: J.T. Anderson, Pres., Walt Mulcahy, E.W. Harris, Bruce M. Dougle, Ken Jackson, Art Broten, W.A. Gilstrap 1971
Inscription.  
Front of Marker
"After dinner we crossed the first mountain. The ascent is half a mile and much like going up the side of a house in steepness. With hughe stones in the road, aside the road and all around the road."- Henry Sheldon Anable, Sep. 10, 1852.

Back of Marker
Emigrant Trail - Carson River Route
Marker No. C.R.R.29 - Kit Carson Pass
Elevation 8650 ft. First Sierra Summit
Trail descends to Caples Lake from here.
 
Erected 1971 by Nevada Historical Society, Trails West, Inc.(2004). (Marker Number CR-43.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, the Kit Carson Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 1852.
 
Location. 38° 41.529′ N, 119° 59.251′ W. Marker is in Kirkwood, California, in Alpine County. Marker can be reached from Carson Pass Scenic Byway (California Route 88). Marker is located on the
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trail south of the Kit Carson Visitors Center. Park on the “Additional Parking” road east of the Visitor Center and take a short walk on the trail to the site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kirkwood CA 95646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial to Pioneer Odd Fellows (here, next to this marker); Naming of Carson Pass (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Summit (about 500 feet away); Snowshoe Thom(p)son (about 600 feet away); Kit Carson (about 600 feet away); The Emigrant Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Summer Retreat (approx. 3.2 miles away); Caples Lake (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
Carson River Route C.R.R. 29 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
2. Carson River Route C.R.R. 29
Back of Trail Marker:
Emigrant Trail - Carson River Route
Marker No. C.R.R.29 - Kit Carson Pass
Elevation 8650 ft. First Sierra Summit
Trail descends to Caples Lake from here.
California National Historic Trail Marker Embedded in Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
3. California National Historic Trail Marker Embedded in Tree
Terrain Below Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, July 26, 2009
4. Terrain Below Marker
Red Lake can be seen at the bottom of the hill.
(Imagine bringing a wagon train up this terrain.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2020, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on July 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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