The Elko Mystique
and Fort Halleck Tour Overland
Pass and Huntington Valley Tour Ryndon
/ Elko Hot Hole Tour
South Fork Canyon / Hunter and Greenhorn Cutoff
Carlin Canyon and Hot Springs Tour The
Elko Area in Journals, Diaries, and Books
and Hot Springs; Explore the
California Trail near Elko, Nevada
History Traveler Series #3
Enjoy the silence of Carlin Canyon, between rock walls
once echoing with cacophony of wagons, animals and people.
View the sparkling water as the North Fork of the
Humboldt flows into the Humboldt River, once a scene of dust clouds rising
from oxen, horses and wagons.
Stand in the shade of tall cottonwood trees, at the edge
of a meadow once containing Fort Halleck.
Feel the breeze moving through the narrow South Fork
Canyon as you imagine emigrant wagons exiting its confines. Feel their despair
at learning of the time lost by using the Hasting’s Cutoff.
Listen to the quiet sound of boiling water rising from
Carlin Hot Springs next to a favorite emigrant camp site.
This book follows the
California Trail past trail intersections with the Secret Pass Trail, Hastings
Cutoff and Greenhorn Cutoff. The trail meanders along a growing Humboldt River
through the narrow confines of Carlin Canyon. This book follows the end of the
Hasting’s Cutoff from Overland Pass, having finally bypassed the Ruby Mountains,
to finally emerge into the Humboldt River Valley.
Along the way, historian Charles Greenhaw describes the Shoshone villages along Huntington
Creek, fur trapper/explorer brigades crossing Secret Pass and the amazement of
emigrants at the boiling water of Elko Hot Hole.
Maps and route
descriptions help historical time travelers visit sites along both the
California Trail and Hastings Cutoff.