Day 11: Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

The lonely Salt River Pass

The lonely Salt River Pass

The stop at the Oregon California Trail Interpretive Center is a unique one – they found the trail, and built the center atop it, where a trip is recreated via a tour through the facility. It is something of a historical reproduction such as the kind you witness in Plymouth Plantation or Williamsburg with period actors – but in our case on a far smaller scale, as there are only five of us and Trixie (in her carriage) for the tour. All very interesting, and well done as the hardships of the passage and the items needed are described in detail.

Driving north again, we ascend the yellowed hills into the sandy mountains covered with fields of flowers and tall forests, leaving this tiny corner of Idaho for Wyoming by way of the scenic Salt River Pass.

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