The Trail Location & the Trials and Tribulations of the Emigrants While Crossing This Desert on the Hastings Cutoff

Wagon Ruts Hastings Cutoff

Publication: Overland Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1

Author: Roy D. Tea

Date of Publication: 2005

PDF File: Tea-2005-The-Trail-Location-the-Trials-and-Tribulations-o.pdf


The greatest suffering by the pioneers traversing Hasting Cutoff in Utah took place on the Great Salt Lake Desert. For this reason it is important to grasp how the salt desert or mud flats were geologically formed. so that historians can comprehend the existing conditions where the Hastings Cutoff Trail traverse the mud flats as outlined by this article.