Free Summer Trail Treks with the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

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June 22, 2019 / July 13, 27, 2019 / August 31, 2019 / September 28, 2019

Price

FREE

Times

Meet in the parking lot of the NHTIC - leaving at 8 a.m.

Location

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Address

1501 N Poplar St Casper, WY 82601

Contact

Jason Vlcan

Website
Description

June 22 – Fort Laramie area to Guernsey and Glendo – North Side of Trail
During this trail trek, we will focus on the pioneer trails located along the north side of the North Platte River from the Fort Laramie area all the way to Alder Clump located near Glendo. Sites will include several pioneer graves, Oregon California Trail Association (OCTA) markers, pioneer trails and swales, and landmarks.

July 13 – Douglas/Glenrock area to Casper
Leaving from NHTIC, participants will travel to the Douglas/Glenrock area and work our way back to Casper visiting several historic pioneer sites. These will include several pioneer graves, pony express stations, (OCTA) markers, pioneer trails and swales.

July 27 – Scotts Bluff National Monument Trek – Spirited Pioneers
Leaving the parking lot of Scotts Bluff National Monument at 9 a.m., trekkers will traverse through Robidoux Pass and eventually end up at the Old Iron Bridge near Fort Laramie. Sites in between will include pioneer graves, OCTA markers, sections of pioneer trails and swales, and landmarks.

August 31 – Douglas/McKinstry Ridge area
For this special trail trek, we will travel to the Old Pioneer Cemetery near Douglas, Wyoming and end up at a very special place located along the pioneer trails near the Glenrock area. We will visit several pioneer trail swales, graves and OCTA markers.

September 28 – Emigrant Gap Hike/Walk Family Fun
This will be a truly unique trail trek and we encourage those who enjoy hiking, walking, and spending time with family to participate in this opportunity! During this trail trek, we will park our vehickles and walk the pioneer trails for approximately 3-4 miles. Known as Emigrant Gap, this section is located just west of Casper. Enjoy the beauty, history and company of others during this experience!

All trail treks depart at 8 a.m. from the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center parking lot at 1501 North Poplar St – unless otherwise noted.

Please bring sack lunches, drinks, sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing and apparel. Be prepared for inclement weather throughout the day. Transportation to these sites will not be provided and carpooling is encouraged! 4-wheel drive and high clearance vehicles are recommended.

For more information, or to register for any trail trek contact Jason Vlcan at (307) 261-7783.

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is operated by the Bureau of Land Management and is a public/private partnership between the City of Casper, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation, and the BLM.

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