Hayden Expedition – Enroute to Lower Geyser Basin

On this day 150 Years ago! (July 31, 1871)

A smaller group from Hayden’s team traveled from the lakeshore to the edge of the Lower Geyser Basin at Nez Perce Creek. An Odometer wagon was pulled behind a mule to measure distances. It was tough going in areas where dense lodgepole pines and many accumulated fallen tress impeded progress. The are northwest and south of the lake were the most difficult to traverse. Graham assisted with extricating the wagon when it became stuck.

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