Today we traveled from the outskirts of Reno to Elko, NV. Our route was along the California Trail, which today is I80. Since we were passing by Reno, we thought we at least needed to do a drive thru the two main streets. It was a nicer place than I expected.
Driving along the interstate, I could imagine the difficulties of those quarter of a million people who traveled this route in wagons and on foot to reach the California of their dreams. Every mile of the trail had 10 graves to mark the route. We stopped just short of Elko to visit the California Trail Center that captures the hardships and successes of the journey. A very worthwhile stop.