A Guide to the California Trail: Along the Humboldt River, by Richard K. Brock and Donald E. Buck


Trails West’s second volume, A Guide to the California Trail, begins near Wells, Nevada, at the source of the Humboldt River at the Humboldt Wells, and follows the Humboldt River route along the I-80 corridor, ending at the Humboldt Sink, southeast of Lovelock, Nevada. It includes information on Trails West Markers C-29 through C-83 (and G-1 through G-7). To travel this route of the California Trail will require three days. There are several optional four-wheel drive routes that could extend the time taken to cover all of the markers along the Humboldt River.