Day by Day Timeline

The Forlorn Hope planned to take 6 to 8 days to complete the journey from Truckee (now Donner) Lake to Johnson Rancho (near Wheatland, CA).

It took them 33 days.

Follow the link below to see a day-by-day interactive 2D and 3D timeline. This is a particularly wonderful tool for the following:

  1. School programs studying the Forlorn Hope journey
  2. Researchers seeking to delve into the details behind the rationale for the Forlorn Hope Trail discovery
  3. Donner Party fans who enjoy the history, tales and details behind this timeless American pioneer story.

Watch a short video on how to navigate thru this cool timeline including the 3D feature.