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South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Johnson Cutoff - Ascent of Johnson Pass

 
 
Johnson Cutoff - Ascent of Johnson Pass image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2022
1. Johnson Cutoff - Ascent of Johnson Pass
The other side of the steel rail contains a Luther Pass Marker 5.
Inscription.  "It took fifty men of us and all the oxen we could hitch to the wagons to take thirteen wagons up in two days. It takes all the men...and four yoke oxen to move an empty wagon...It is just like climbing a tree only worse." - William Gobin, Oct 1852
 
Erected 2011 by Trails West, Inc. (Marker Number JC-10.)
 
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 month for this entry is October 1852.
 
Location. 38° 49.596′ N, 120° 1.379′ W. Marker is in South Lake Tahoe, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on South Upper Truckee Road, 0.3 miles north of Egret Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Echo Lake CA 95721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Luther Pass Trail - Prepared for the Ascent (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Echo Summit (approx. one mile away); Luther Pass Trail - Enter Lake Valley
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Yank’s Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); John (Snowshoe) Thompson (approx. 2.1 miles away); Yank’s Added Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Luther Pass Trail - Came to Grass Lake (approx. 3.6 miles away); Luther Pass Trail - Luther Pass (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Lake Tahoe.
 
More about this marker. The other side of the steel rail contains Luther Pass Marker 5.
 
Luther Pass and Johnson Cutoff T-Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alvis Hendley, October 21, 2022
2. Luther Pass and Johnson Cutoff T-Marker
Luther Pass Marker 5 of 5 and Johnson Cutoff marker 10 of 30
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2022, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2022, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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