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:
- School programs studying the Forlorn Hope journey
- Researchers seeking to delve into the details behind the rationale for the Forlorn Hope Trail discovery
- 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.