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

Luther Pass Trail - Luther Pass

 
 
Luther Pass Trail - Luther Pass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2022
1. Luther Pass Trail - Luther Pass
Inscription.  "Then up hill [from Hope Valley] and away, steep and rugged and we at last gain the first summit of the Nevada Mountains [at Luther Pass] and down t'other side more rugged than ever" - John McTurk Gibson, Sep 3 1859...
 
Erected 2013 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number LP-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 3, 1859.
 
Location. 38° 47.244′ N, 119° 56.802′ W. Marker is near Meyers, California, in Alpine County. Marker can be reached from Luther Pass Road (California Route 89), on the left when traveling north. Just north of Lucas Pass is a turnout on the left. The marker is about seventy yards down a paved trail near a cattle guard. The paved trail is a section of the old highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Lake Tahoe CA 96150, 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. Luther Pass Trail - Came to Grass Lake
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Carson Trail - Hope Valley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Emigrant Trail - Carson River Route (approx. 1.7 miles away); Luther Pass Trail - Leaving the Carson Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Luther Pass Trail - Leaving the Carson Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Over the Sierra Nevada (approx. 2.8 miles away); Carson Trail - Crooked Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); Luther Pass Trail - Enter Lake Valley (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Luther Pass Trail Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2022
2. Luther Pass Trail Marker 2
Luther Pass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2022
3. Luther Pass
Elevation 7,740 feet.
Pony Express Route image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2022
4. Pony Express Route
For a brief time, the Pony Express used the Luther Pass Trail, until it was rerouted to the new Kingsbury Grade.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2022, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2022, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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