The path of a pathfinder : Walker's route to California in 1833 Public Deposited

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  • Joseph Reddeford Walker conducted a party of men across the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific coast of California in 1833. Previous interpretations of the portion of the route from Humboldt Sink, Nevada, to the San Joaquin River, California, are not satisfactory. A body of descriptions of the terrain traversed exists in the narrative of Zenas Leonard, and is sufficient to reconstruct the route with more precision. Coincidence of the distributions of specific aspects of the physical geography of the area results in identification of major points of passage. The distributions of pumice, highly alkaline lakes, and Ephydrahians lead to the conclusion that Walker passed near Mono Lake, California. The distribution of canyons and of vegetation similarly identifies the dividing ridge between the Tuolumne and Merced rivers, California, as a point of passage. Further refinement of the route by correlation of the descriptions with the actual terrain provides a detailed route.
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